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Yes indeed our two it's just sports here on WL a commitment dot com Christie Garrett with the until news this hour. But it was saints. Free agents linebacker AJ Klein along. Off at the lineman Larry wall for of the 338. Seats nine Wheeler offered it in junior war. Eight decline which one you like the most which had the most excited final 4201878. At 8787. Also. To stuff 48 hours into free agencies saints trade. One super and it looks to the New England Patriots for their third overall pick in their 32 overall pick. Are you third round pick in their 32 overall pick in row one. And the saints in books to. New England for those picks and Anthony with optic. To the patriots well no member of the fourteen draft. On the books policy trust anymore. That's three years ago there's not one whale left. On off enough but what. That's disturbing that's alarming. And brake coach. You know obviously. But that was the east year four year. You have anybody. Indians placed on your roster now one you can I'll like that it did you lacy could control that easily use though it is that it should be how rose. That point fourteen draft was for world. What do you think of the treatment at the better into the deal patriots saints 504260187868787. On the national Polly's Mozart eagles' slim. In free agency and the sport teams that started. I guess in a fine nice roll it players at a price that's where you can build depth on your team. At this point 38 at saint of floated and tried to give a couple of three quarters and that worked out. Com and uncle elsewhere look at seats breeze in general. Pallets were that guys are ready Rosser fullback John who reached on when you deal. Coleman signed a one year for Greek tender Willie's needed offered. Who's the right there he. Did not sign yet this week when negotiations continued there. It's fairly agreed to a four year contract extension nice little deal for the saint nick I think it was the right thing to do any up and pay. Nick fairly after the year you had last year set a career high. In sacks six and have seen metabolic who's not extended for reshoot street Anderson he is now an unrestricted free agent. When you matter of one year veteran minimum deal for Shiloh Keogh the safety along with Chris pages safeties and two year two point six million dollar contract. With the saints as well supports at a taping junior three year contract. And a decline a four year deal they'll hopefully voids in the ia Fortier point four mean dollars nine point four guaranteed to the linebacker from the Carolina Panthers guard Larry wolf for. Site to a four year contract as well but overall we think that. The saints have done it creates. Through trades through free agent signings and the improve their roster. Do you like the direction that the that there had it 504260187. Text 87878. I like to direction now like their approach I think the peeping cautious statement smarter this year than it had in the past they were going out there playing with you know. Foolishly playing with the money that they've openly been at the spin it needed to go out there silently thanked busting deals they found some good the nice pieces I think he declines a starter Larry wall for his starter. For sure along the office once he helped yourself there. They saw some holes Philip quarterback like I mentioned. You don't linebacker Al would rule that out from the bring in linebacker at some point whether it's in the draft or free easy. And a lot of folks are are clamoring for dot I tower don't know latest on him whether he whether there is genuine interest there from the saints to the patriots oh linebacker Brit. Another it was an interest that he wants them back to New England so we'll find out. But. That a player that I think would be tree. At corner as I mentioned they've they've flirted has missed. Malcolm Butler still a possibility that guests and trade or once he signs is sure to read tender with New England. That could be a place the go to in the draft but I think the one veteran corner to pair opposite of Dell's Breaux also sterling Moore. Who was at the saints last year all possibility of him back in May not necessarily at the start of you don't know what you have. In terms of PGA William Davies won both of those guys dealing with a collection issues beat you Williams that is he's cut short. After just two games a violent nasty concussion he sustained. Against New York Giants definitely coming back to your phone calls a decline this hour we'll. It's a sports DaVita. Welcome back WWL I anathema and Debbie did you all dot com crushing are joined now by saint. Linebacker AJ Klein coming over and a three year contract from the Carolina Panthers yesterday. In free agency I want the newest members of the a black eagle AJ Klein coming to terms only a three year contract with the new policies yesterday in free agency declined linebacker. Formerly of the Carolina Panthers AJ just a totally initial impressions with a deal went down coming in New Orleans. While excited I'm excited OT reaching agreement in indefinite looking forward to be a part of the defense some excited be cured or loans and but normally play in that dome and have. Those black eagle fans. My side now. What are things going to be like you know gone from the Panthers to the saints have been arrivals. I hope we not you've got to know there's a few fans that took the social media but. I think it the other day for me this is my profession my business and then I had the best opportunity here and I'm I'm excited to be here. They do is talk about playing enact in that panthers' defense behind a guy like who keep clean also Thomas Davis to how that benefited your game. We'll be able to watch them in the include to learn from them com or less for dude has been awesome they've become great friends and to all pros obviously and it called me quite a few things doctor Thomas Hamid obviously never take it for things for granted he's been through the ringer with his injuries and think he's overcome and then obviously Luke's been this time with him in the film room and just a little watch him play on tape. Additional day. It definitely helped me become a better player. AJ what was the process like in free agency where there are other teams there were T snappy pretty you know what. Who made you decide on New Orleans. The other other teams that we're interested but I think. One New Orleans provided a great opportunity Abdul coming in and help the defense and I think the fans in the end the city New Orleans is also attracted me I mean I've always been interested in. Coming here to visit as they the tourist but now are gonna call this place home. Did the saints talked to you before signing you about William Flynn might the Willis Sam. No not necessarily. My I think does cal left open ended. I know that they know that I played. All three Carolina and I've been pretty good food in the transition between each spot so I think for me your knowledge opening up to the playbook in in. Learning that is as quickly as possible. One so I can possibly be put different spot but ward figured out one note did you hear come on my tour but there and. AG what do you feel like to strengthen your game is. Check my game much like Iran recognition. And out to play downhill I think that play well the box that I feel like to have good time on the summit speed. There's they've got to improve obviously that policy that come what more opportunity more reps in the end more work in the he came here to. To work and be the best player I can be. Visiting and AJ Klein new saints linebacker here on WLA eleven dot com and AJ I'm sure you know a little bit about New Orleans what do you think overall though but I was the first thing you wanna try we Downey were were were known for our music our culture and a few our food. Wolf first thing for me use one I didn't try to play it live to. Probably try to check of the food CM I'm a big we ought to try different things so. Obama excited dive into to all three of those things in the culture the food the music. I'm looking forward to a great experience a great three years. As the saints fan and that nation that they reached out to young social media welcome Ian. Gather that you love people that reached out I know a post some things in my. Place Graham in my Twitter and then drew a lot of Korea of sanctioned. Our congratulations from all the all the teams and welcome me welcome welcome. I can say it but yes there can definitely did pour it on social media. They did you feel like a part of the reason why he signed a New Orleans because of the guys like Drew Brees and nucleus they have on offense you guys are close to win a championship. Yeah I feel like keep. If you if you don't score points in this league you're not gonna win and obviously. Major reason in this offense has had the problem scoring. And then obviously have great players in the end great athletes and it's definitely exciting to be able play were these guys have you competing if Democrats are responding now. I'm pretty sure that no make me about a player as we go forward. They did have had a chance to talk to any your new saints teammates. Actually I got a chance. Nick used to par reach out to me on social media got his number have been passing a few questions about. We're where look at to live and in other other things but. Yeah I mean they reached out with two which is great and welcome welcomed me with the open arms. What do you feel like well what's your expectation thing you want did you get did you get on the saints would want what are you wanna accomplish what you wanna do partially and as a team. I personally that he obviously is the team win the division where it's horrible I mean that's every team's goal and personally for me. Must start small on the start small though creating going to training camp and and have a firm grasp of this playbook going forward and settle in to a spot that the coach is see that I can be. The best cleric Camby and make an impact. AJ Klein the new saints linebacker here on WL best of luck to you congratulations and thanks for the visit. I dig it. A much needed new leader in the middle that defense for the saints they lacked a linebacker that's been the quarterback that defense since Jonathan Vilma left town had one little bit for Curtis Curtis Lofton for the most part. They needed a great that's but we've been talking about that spot for about four years now for off seasons. Still to come Larry wall forward the a freaking guards signing from the Detroit Lions club that aren't news the first your phone calls here on it's just sports on what's going on any on W emotional. Yeah well. It looked like web part in them trees and you and me out. Toward. Down on electorate went public displays of branding Kooks. Tree in in the compensation were constantly. About the bodies removed from the the only problem is like when people say there's no okay we got to create ingenuity. Now that would be too now. And conclude a little bit more than anything unique in the school year like that. Streaks and ate that ground. I have to be replaced it just saying that you get. Taking you use you more NAFTA Brandon Coleman. There Kabila bit tricky minimum I don't think people should do that electric Siskel simple I mean. That bit there that he was explosive week of school in York post I mean you're a moment. Put a lot of opportunities so. Among those sexy and gauntlet you know it is what it is. Other things for the defense. Though you'd. Are you pretty good news view there are sent by that because Ronald. Latency well we have cattle feeder I'm no different Christian woman. Or been to pull our O'Brien and then Courtney Leah who got it immediately guys. They claim the division and Kwon Alexander NPR zone in the record. We have to work on technical in the interest in this well. Then. You know they felt that their the year right in the middle cheered actually great people great guard go to work caller. This thing one has the curriculum according to. How can we be satisfied. With his column directly indicative of the people who earn the curtains where our secure supply. I'm content targeting. Them not really that connected. Walsh on so on. The you're not gonna have a little patrol. That nobody. But here's the thing. You don't like he declined. Awesome that he's going to be good players this nah I'll think yeah I think you'll floppies beats willow appears elitist than meets the bar but he's he's competitive seats you park he's three now linebacker. In. And if he can't play on the creative book for Robertson. That nickel spot. And middle linebacker gives you versatility in oh by the way. It was just the saints after several teams after him in. That shows you that he was a commodity used highly thought of coming out free agencies though it this was a guy I wouldn't call middle tier guy I think it was a good bargain. But as far as play and where he ranked where you stack up that line. Linebackers. In the freedom market he was he was up there he was one of the better ones available. That the messenger. The good guy he can probably help you don't have back to where no man back at. That. If you work in the art and it was good a good thing that it could click on the current board. Look at the coordinator on coach. And buffalo. Making it through okay and inning. Encrypt Iran backed out. Is being hurt like the old days later if you're not there. OK and if you will not happy about it or trying to bring the law air that it took took a clear out before the how much but believe that your computer thing. You know and I have no familiar and code. And their big article. On our secret. Kamal on your show on hold on a line like I'm a little. A blow. Concerning year beat because the pills that assignment disputed that the order that it means that. That he's nine it. That's not true look I'm sure the bills were one of those teams that were trying to make a run at them. The money the money matchup better the opportunity to play. And now right away a matchup better here you'll straight decline that's what's out there were teams after it wasn't just the saints has decided to throw. Equipment for me dollars at a guy you can overpay to a degree in threes it's gonna happen that's part of the process that's part of a shopping on the open market you know overpay for players that in all likelihood it would have gotten that. In a fuse is accused extending it dealings RD on the contract that's the way that. Thinking it was I think he was Smart money here at three year deal that time it to a lot cap space. Nine point four million dollar. The deal is it is it scared he'd. I think it were will be a little too cynical. On a decline this point in particular. Business you played down his agent TCU plays the 68 Carolina last year when. The Heatley was out the concussion he played really well. Beat the saints did their homework here I think I found themselves a pretty good player now it's going to be all pro it'll be all pro. Lead that eating in the meal function in vineyard in your defense listen. John that they'll blow wasn't out out dominant linebacker he was very very. But he was even he wasn't consistently a perennial all pro guy. You can you can classify eight decline as an analyst Scott Fujita. That's that's what Scott Fujita a lot of people when he signed he is the second first created the saints signed emotional pain. At first if Griese sites that alignment at duke who won. Who is this guy he got beat pretty bro if you get that kind of production I think you will seats they will be satisfied with this. Larry Wofford at our CBS news update also count on ourselves well vital ports so 187 at 8787. Project full motion on itself. Welcome back WWL IMF and in WWL dot com crushing Garrick here with you on saints radio the black and gold. Had a nice first day of free agency three players added to the makes linebacker AJ Klein wide receiver. Ted Ginn junior and the guy on the line right now. Often Salina Larry wolf for the first off congratulations and welcome to New Orleans. Here creature. So what was the process like we'll need to decide well on the New Orleans Saints. You don't usually get we have industry palm is Lou our lord two team in the home. The city men. Lost gonna try to Syria never really been able to like you know. Really really bitter experience in and all that come. Producing helped mark heard people talk to come. Up hurting the economy post you know Joe's you don't Marty. Can't really know about and other than that she's acute in Detroit. All of Bert and number. Absolutely not utterly comfortable. Comfortable no didn't you know. Adjusted to it. Speak you know Joseph Lombardi familiar are you there how much did that play into your decision coming here. I think too big. Seven Yugo. Well mutually you know I played in. Played completed our sentence. Democracy it was a let them we took our turnout. So it was a joke senator Jim Dolan and home knew it in my surge here in this question. Then just boxers are often. And do those kind of weird amid just so at budget that's install. Oakland is somewhat milieu it. You know just. It's kind of release and so you know predict. And alassane dolphins aligning Larry wolf for just going over from the Detroit Lions and earn free agency on on nice contract so Larry. And you work with Charles Bentley former seats. Sinner and also Cleveland Brown's office align what was that like. Home you know he views on the burden on the bit my biggest mentor. Nomar and now. I can knowledge. After rescue Europe out of college I was used to doesn't slow much and know well to day role on our school ended. No record below Rico caucus with them you know in America since then unity. In the knowledge that he has and what. Charters you know what he key issues you know it's invaluable. And you know. It's something improve the public career and not that somebody. Guesses primark. Larry in all likelihood you're upend Lin to take the place of a guy Al legend down here certainly below the a player in Jahri Evans I don't know how much you've talked to him and just overall he relation would Jahri Evans at right guard. God we got secret and yet. Not so good for our. You know we think so you know fantastic guard great guards. Jamario Moon always when they come to mind you know he used. Great crew want common I have not the most viewed. No you definitely somebody should model your game after just. You know that there's none that you know better than them. So I'm numbers attributed. I'll moderate coaches don't you know it could declare. Larry when you look at this team and and the saints in the dolphins alignment in particular you mean next to Max Unger is a great player also next to. Zach Strief do you guys feel like I'm sure right away that also the softened Salina pretty solid with your addition. You know. On the side of the Clinton or so ago. Coolidge and street Washington that feel like I could no longer you know you know he's a Uga. Mark good to me now. Usually get up field on and no. You know what for the plan our plan because there. Then you know one problem on the boat spoke about that and I'm really got me maneuver of the guys stepping on the side. We are a dump in with them. Every scout every analyst has their description on a player and I'm curious how Larry war forum would describe his play. Could accept. I'll note there's like one single word good swim every community tell me because I'll call it. Approachable. You know. You know I'm I'm from I won't be good at everything first. Colombia won the national weather now Columbia were not turned on a new power. Screen on the I'm. So. Yeah. But the. They're not evening ironically enough. So Larry you mentioned how you you know you always been attracted to the city in New Orleans. And I know this is business for you you know this we are here live and it's you take your job very serious but you also get that taken some of the sights and sounds of things of of new roles what are you looking forward to the most about. You know just enjoy the city. Music dum. Always always almost one of the country music and I'll play in play played. On guitar and bass and myself and I'm I'm not great in my bedroom. And you know a model for. Talking deploy musical instrument so you better off than me that's for sure like who. But it's. He called artists all of altered in the span of but music in general I don't care type club you know my opponent now. You can tell who this uniform belong to it what type of person but of all the different I mean it's calm here. You know are disloyal love at all in the I'm looking forward just you know that district on the spot and now. You into it like being able to appreciate you know the culture that's gone as far as music goes to. What was the process like in freeing him that and had to be a little bit nerve wracking and I'm sure the same toward the only team in the mix right. No there was there was cannot miss Burton. Owns. Just trying to figure out. You know where you're gonna go we're going to be on trying to like focus column to no no I mean you know and I don't know what Charles. No I'm a mindset on something like. Golden stuff as far as. Know what I wanna do this year by a felony to be better now. And you know coaches tell me what they want to meet its foreign policy and so now and that this you know. There's a lawsuit and now. Coming in the me a little bit but you know an army here and now. Coach signal out what they want from me and now I can work toward that there's no outs and political spinning my closest. Companions and let commemorative. Actual goal now. Winding down Larry Wofford knew who New Orleans Saints offensive lineman in now Larry having had an opportunity have you. Bin reached out to buy any your teammates on the offensive line or anybody. On the office in general. Home you know quote. And does any ill he you don't need you send between Japanese we'd always turn on Twitter and tweet. You know toe bitten. By actually just met them. Heavenly UV in the military as a good sign you know. They knew that he means business. I'm excited and so that he would. I need all the guns and stuff. Larry look I appreciate it once again congratulations. And now opium continued success down your new Ross thanks for the visit. Sure like to preacher great. Good signing for the Noah states Larry wolf for 26 year old player as you heard there interview they're familiar which DelHomme morning at Angel Marty. He was their office according at their Detroit was able provide. Sean Payton you rooms with enough insight as to now play eyler Walt for Libya is certainly an area of need for the saints along the offense once he got some holds some holes sewed up the back for Kevin on a cellphone and you to a final four to 601870. It's just sports here at WW I welcome back executed and it. The Sunday morning spring forward an hour's sleep the Pakistan army they write full eyes open a vital port so 1878 Kevin. On line one year on W ago thanks for your patience Kevin. In a good morning Chris. All right look of the young man who was ultra bloody decry. It darkened. Understand his size group. Dole would you need to let the the bill patrol as a collective group. I'm Mexico well. Yeah and we big individuals. That do read them could get. To. I have one guy actual problems. The before we do next contract. We may have a young guy economy. We have a younger guys comment oh it's bullets which it would rob that the bat and go. You know they admit that tree. For two. Okay. Low the free agents. You know we. Did pig gained opinion mentioned Brad cook you know extra. You know. Me to go out on a unit we could get a decent tree oh. OK but now would that be. Would history. Of we used to utilize strapped to. Now my concern turn into what are you gonna do. OK I think what as Korea Prague trap that was the football program we're going to keep about the state of that you. OK so biffle. Year it. Okayed this up on it in the year you're goal which it on the about a would be at the scouting award but the guy. Ability. Debt transcended in college but in the bowl the circle. We have to be scouting. He would you know it could be. A majority it could be me so. If it would yeah it would reduce dropped so what are we gonna do. In April. When it's time to make sure. We got eight waste mr. optical. On the court. Look I say this I'll I'll I'll I'll say this and you're right in pointing out. The field draft classes in the past and because of that for it went 141 which does wasn't very it was very good and all those awful perhaps the worst in the shop maybe it was our. Well I'll tell you this though since Jeff Ireland it's like I'm on board he's. He's leveled the he's come you know level moon the ships of the guard steadied the ship like that say. They drafted betters his two years he's been charged now the other college draft process about that done. Better in hitting on some of these Nixon haters Pete's elections turning out to be pretty decent one not as bad as we originally thought. I know that last year's class of these related. We consider what they really get it turns starters and players that can contribute I think since he's been been on board seat back to little more success. Drafting players have a little bit more of an ideas to how player fits into the scheme. That was so that I think. They were lacking that was hurting him in a preacher before Jeff Ireland. Shopping money gotten away from some of these vices doubts. And and acknowledge that some of these port draft decisions at the saints and them make it so I think you know Jeff violence influences has been a positive 1 therefore I am. A little less skeptical about how the saints are going to do in the draft because he's got his fingerprints on it as well while I like what he's done over the last couple years in charge. Of the draft process of being a middleman between Ian. In the Q arguments it's on ice have really come back we'll wrap it up next here on it's just sports on -- I wrap it up here and it's just sports get a couple text messages and 87870. About the pitch the fourth round pick the saints sent to the patriots for an attorney Rupert coax. And that the patriots visit. There's a misnomer out there that the patriots have the surrender that no. They had to give up a fourth round pick of their own as a part of the punishment part of leaking. They get to keep that pick from the saints that's partly why they wanted to get a traffic back it's because they lost the fourth rounder. In in because of the fleet gates of their pick from the world is retain they had to give up one of their own their own fourth round dropping. Because that upon reportedly gates though that pick from the world once in the fourth round is there a key hopefully I cleared a little bit of that up. What they. David Potter matched control. For helping us out also. Invite you to join us on Monday for double covered myself a sub Dunlap from eight to a level recap the saints. Free agency news and also little baseball Ellison baseball recap of the weekend and of course the latest on the new world pelicans free agency around two or three under way let's see the saint connect a quarterback at some point there and creates ever have a great Sunday simplify I am out.