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Saints counting on Kikaha, Tull

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New Orleans’ defense looking to increase pass rush
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METAIRIE (AP) — One of the factors in New Orleans’ struggles last season was its inability to get to the quarterback.

And as the sacks dropped from 49 in 2013 to just 34 in 2014, it became clear the Saints’ roster lacked depth in the number of players who could pressure the quarterback.

It didn’t take long for New Orleans to rectify that situation this offseason.

Seven of the Saints’ nine picks in the draft were on defense, including edge-rushing specialists Hau’oli Kikaha and Davis Tull in the second and fifth rounds, respectively.

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