Roger Goodell fielded questions during a chat on Reddit this afternoon and was asked if the Saints would get their 2013 second round pick back.
“The penalty will continue to include the 2nd round draft choice in 2013,” said Goodell of the team’s punishment, per Terrance Harris of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
The Saints continue to feel the effects of their bounty scandal. For a team attempting to switch its defense from a 4-3 to a 3-4, not having a second-round pick to work with is a pretty big inconvenience. It will be interesting to see what they can do in free agency to find some extra help for what was a historically bad defense this season.