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Saints trade up to bolster edge pass rush with Davenport

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Saints moved decisively to ramp up their pass rush in the NFL draft with a trade that indicates how close they believe they are to contending for a Super Bowl now.

The Saints selected Texas-San Antonio defensive end Marcus Davenport 14th overall on Thursday night after a trade that sent Green Bay this year's 27th and 147th overall picks, along with next year's first rounder.

The 6-foot-6, 265-pound Davenport fills what coach Sean Payton termed an offseason "must."

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NFC South Division
TeamWLTPct
xy-New Orleans 1150.688
x-Carolina 1150.688
x-Atlanta 1060.625
Tampa Bay 5110.313
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: D. Brees4334
Pass TDs: D. Brees23
Rush Yds: M. Ingram1124
Rush TDs: M. Ingram12
Rec Yds: M. Thomas1245
Rec TDs: A. Kamara5
Int: M. Lattimore5
Sacks: C. Jordan13.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 6259 (2)
Passing Yards: 4334 (6)
Rushing Yards: 2070 (5)
Points per game: 28.0 (4)
Yards per game: 391.2 (2)
Touchdowns: 46 (3)
Field Goals: 31 (11)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 5384 (17)
Passing Yards: 3884 (19)
Rushing Yards: 1787 (16)
Points per game: 20.4 (10)
Yards per game: 336.5 (17)
Touchdowns: 33 (12)
Field Goals: 26 (13)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/19 B. Coleman re-signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2018)
4/12 G. Ikard retired
4/12 A. Peat team exercises option Fifth-year option on rookie contract
4/6 C. Meredith signed/offer sheet Two-year contract (through 2019)
4/6 Z. Line re-signed/unrest FA Two-year contract (through 2019)
4/6 M. Mauti re-signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2018)
3/28 B. Watson signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2018)
3/20 J. Bushrod signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2018)
3/20 D. Davis signed/unrest FA Three-year contract (through 2020)
3/19 J. Huff suspended 2 games (NFL Substance Abuse Policy)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries for this team
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