Free agency begins next week, and players whose contracts expire can expect to experience a range of emotions. That's not an opinion. It's what happened to Philadelphia's Evan Mathis last year, and this is his story.
Preseason talk that the Saints would be just fine in the wake of the bounty scandal and without suspended head coach Sean Payton didn't prove to be true. In reality, the Saints weren't very good this season, and a lot of it had to do with their porous defense.