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Saints make interesting choices with their bye week free agent tryouts

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The Saints’ interest in long snappers is less clear. They inked longtime specialist Zach Wood to a four-year contract extension early this year, and he didn’t appear to be injured during Week 5’s win over the Chargers.

Maybe they’re just touching base with some veteran players they know well, just in case Wood does miss time (which is more likely during the COVID-19 pandemic). Before the Saints hired special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi, he held the same post with the Miami Dolphins from 2010 to 2018 — where he coached Denney up and into a pair of Pro Bowls in 2010 and 2012.

Now 41 years old and a free agent, Denney is likely just a candidate to keep on short notice. But it’s possible that he could be an emergency signing to the practice squad. You could do worse than having a 226-game veteran waiting in the wings.

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