Discussion in 'New Orleans Saints Forum' started by mctiger, Aug 12, 2020.
Nobody is going to give him 16
Yes I know it was fake though there is truth to it since they can't come to an agreement. At least that's the rumor. Shoulda been wrapped up by now.
I'm hearing Saints offered 11.
Kamara was back at practice today. Payton confirmed they are trying to get his next contract done right now, but I'm wondering if his absence had anything to do with the contract at all.
Last offer I heard was for 12.5. He should grab it. He is not going to get McCaffrey or Elliott money from anybody
I'm seeing reports Saints will sign Jadavean Clowney to a 1-year deal today.
Saints sending 'all-out blitz' to sign free-agent DE Jadeveon Clowney
Jadeveon Clowney's free-agency saga could be nearing a close.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Tom Pelissero report that Clowney has spoken multiple times to Saints head coach Sean Payton about playing in New Orleans. With multiple teams interested in the Pro Bowl defensive end, including the Tennessee Titans and Seattle Seahawks, the Saints are sending an 'all-out blitz' for Clowney's services.
In an effort to get Clowney in New Orleans, sources tell NFL Network's Mike Garafolo that the Saints have been inquiring with current players on the roster about restructuring some deals. The NFLPA currently has the Saints at $7 million available in cap space.
Clowney would be an intriguing fit in New Orleans by teaming up with Cameron Jordan on the defensive line, not to mention the prospect of joining a Super Bowl contender.
Clowney's experience in free agency has been a peculiar one this offseason. The six-year veteran and former No. 1-overall pick has been atop all free agency lists for the extent of the offseason, and has remained there with one week to go before the kickoff of the 2020 season.
A holdout over a new contract in Houston led to Clowney being acquired by the Seahawks this time last year. Clowney had just three sacks in 13 games in 2019 and wasn't the impact Seattle may have hoped for.
A decision will have to be soon if Clowney plans to play Week 1, as he will need to clear the current COVID-19 protocols in place.
Payton says league will allow home teams in week 1 to play recorded crowd noise at 70 decibels. This is considerably quieter than what a packed Dome usually generates.
ESPN reported this morning that the Saints were angry about Kamara's unexcused absences last week, but they're over the mad now and are prepared to give him a contract a little better than the one Mixon just got. Also said Kamara isn't looking for McCaffery money, so they're not as far apart as it looked a week ago.