Saints designated OLB Junior Galette and C Brian De La Puente for the second-round tender.
Other teams can make offers on either player, but the Saints would have the right of first refusal and would receive a second-round pick if either player were to leave. De La Puente graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 2 center last season, and Galette figures to be an edge rusher in the Saints' new 3-4 scheme. The tenders leave the Saints about $6 million over the cap. That means more moves have to come before Tuesday and veterans Will Smith, Jonathan Vilma and Roman Harper are candidates for restructure or release.