The rumor mill has churned all offseason in regards to possible destinations for veteran free-agent LB Derrick Brooks.
One team consistently mentioned is the Saints, but The Times-Picayune reports the chances of Brooks landing in New Orleans are “remote.”
As the report mentions, the Saints and Brooks appear to be a good fit — on the surface. But looking deeper, the factors against the veteran being a good fit in the Saints’ plans begin to stack up.
At this point in his career, Brooks is widely regarded as a situational player who doesn’t fit on special teams, a difficult roster addition for any team, The Times-Picayune‘s Jeff Duncan points out:
From what I’ve been able to gather, the Saints’ interest is only moderate at this time. That’s obvious because they’ve yet to extend an offer to the former Buccaneers star. But they are somewhat intrigued by the thought of adding the longtime Pro Bowler to their linebacking corp.