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New Orleans Saints the favourites to sign Anquan Boldin

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The NFL season is edging ever closer and one of the most interesting divisions in the league could be set to get an interesting addiction.

The NFC South is set to be hotly contested with last year's top team the Carolina Panthers trying to make it back to the Super Bowl, the Atlanta Falcons looking to achieve their potential, the New Orleans Saints trying to recapture their former glory and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hoping they can excel in 2016.

A new Saint

The New Orleans Saints however are now set to make a big acquisition as they have emerged as favourites to sign one of the biggest free agents left on the market.


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While the San Francisco 49ers continue to have problems, one of their biggest names of the last 10 years has now left Santa Clara.

Wide receiver Anquan Boldin is currently the best free agent receiver on the market and he could be set to link with one of his former coaches in New Orleans.

Boldin and Saints receivers coach John Morton spent two years together in San Francisco and a move to New Orleans would reunite the duo.

New Orleans may be the front runners to get his signature, but Boldin has only made two visits to franchises this off-season.

He visited the Washington Redskins in March then the Detroit Lions in June and the 35-year-old is now looking for a way back into the league.

The Saints are in need of a new veteran receiver after they cut Marques Colston earlier in the off-season and would provide a big red zone target for quarterback Drew Brees.

A competitive year?

While New Orleans aren't quite the team they used to be, they still pose a major threat to the back-to-back division winning Panthers.

Tampa Bay are amidst a resurgence with second year quarterback Jameis Winston and last year's second best runningback Doug Martin in the back field.

Atlanta have a lot of potential with stars like Julio Jones and Devonta Freeman but that potential was wasted through most of the 2015 season.

Meanwhile the Carolina Panthers are the ibg name in the NFC South and will be hoping to go one better this year by winning Super Bowl LI.

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