From a possible new deal for Saints DE Will Smith to who the next Bears defender to get an extension could be, Len Pasquarelli covers it all in his Tip Sheet notes.
In a deal that locks up one of their standout young defensive ends long-term, the Saints reached agreement with five-year veteran Charles Grant on a new seven-year contract.
The Buccaneers' interest in Saints DE Charles Grant could be an ominous sign for Simeon Rice's future in Tampa Bay, writes Len Pasquarelli.
The Tampa Bay Bucs will meet on Friday with New Orleans defensive end Charles Grant.
Barring an unexpected breakthrough in contract negotiations, ESPN.com has learned that the New Orleans will designate left defensive end Charles Grant as a franchise player before Thursday's deadline.
The New Orleans Saints on Friday reached a contract agreement with Charles Grant, a defensive end from the University of Georgia, and the latter of the team's two choices in the first round.
The return to popularity of the 3-4 defense is good news for a number of draft prospects.