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Saints Meeting With LB James Laurinaitis Ends Without Agreement

Update:

According to Mike Triplett of ESPN, the meeting between the Saints and free agent LB James Laurinaitis concluded on Tuesday without the two parties reaching an agreement on a contract.

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.

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Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that free agent LB James Laurinaitis is scheduled to travel to New Orleans tonight and meet with the Saints on Tuesday.

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Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that there is “strong” interest in former Rams LB James Laurinaitis.

According to Rapoport, the Saints are hoping to bring Laurinaitis in for a visit at some point next week.

Laurinaitis said during a recent interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio that his agent, Tom Condon, has told him “a lot of teams” have already reached to him since the linebacker was cut by the Rams.

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.