Should the Saints sign veteran linebacker Lance Briggs? Sports Illustrated says the two would be a good fit _lowres

Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs (55) and cornerback Charles Tillman (33) walk back to the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Chicago, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Greg A. Bedard of Sports Illustrated ranks the top free agents from 51 to 100 on Tuesday, and he says two would be a good fit for the New Orleans Saints and one former Saint should look for future employment elsewhere.

Bedard lists former long-time Chicago Bears outside linebacker Lance Briggs at No. 99 on his list, despite his missing the second half of last season with a groin injury. Bedard says Briggs "could be the type of veteran leader New Orleans needs on that side of the ball."

Bedard lists former Miami Dolphins cornerback Jimmy Wilson at no. 65 on the list. Bedard says Wilson, 29, "has the type of versatility that DC Rob Ryan could utilize."

On a negative note, Bedard says former Saints cornerback Patrick Robinson at No. 72 is a good fit for the New York Jets. "They may need three cornerbacks to get that thin unit up to speed."

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