- Triplett adds that the deal should be finalized by Tuesday.
Goodwin, 35, recently worked out for New Orleans and reports indicated that a deal was likely to get done this week.
Last year, Goodwin was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 15 center in the league, which was largely due to his above-average run-blocking ability.
We had Goodwin rated No. 15 in our recently updated Top 50 – Best Available Free Agents list.
- Mike Triplett of ESPN.com previously reported that there was a “good chance” the Saints would sign Goodwin at some point this summer, so this shouldn’t come as a huge surprise.
Goodwin worked out for the team a few weeks ago, but there hasn’t been a lot of buzz since then. The Saints didn’t come away from the draft with a center prospect, but the team reportedly has faith in second-year C Tim Lelito, who appears to be their projected starter.