Triplett adds that there is “mutual interest” between the Saints and Laurinaitis, but there are also other teams looking to speak with him. the Saints officially ended their meeting on Tuesday and have mutual interest in each other.
According to Rapoport, the Saints are hoping to bring Laurinaitis in for a visit at some point next week.
The Saints could use some linebacker depth and signing Laurinaitis wouldn’t factor into their 2017 compensation picks, so that’s a bonus to pursuing roster cuts.
Laurinaitis, 29, was entering the fifth year of his six-year, $42.12 million contract that and would have made a base salary of $5.775 million for the 2016 season when he was released last week.
In 2015, Laurinaitis appeared in all 16 games for the Rams and recorded 109 tackles, one sack, an interception, a forced fumble, a pass defense and a safety.
We’ll have more regarding Laurinaitis as the news is available.