It'll be interesting to see how the Saints players are treated. Nobody really knows what treasure trove of evidence that the NFL has gathered. They're working with the Players' Association to figure out the fines/suspensions. Supposedly, there's 20+ current Saints defenders on the list, which if all were suspended for a few games would make for a humorous set of free agents, undrafted rookies and other street players to start the season.
And it's looking like the situation will either force their hand to give Drew Brees an unreasonable contract, or let him drag them through an ugly trade process. There's zero chance that he'd step on the field with a franchised player contract. When he did that for the Chargers, he got injured and almost had to retire (i.e. losing a ton of money).
So I wouldn't call the Saints lucky.