2014 Saints Off Season Thread

Discussion in 'New Orleans Saints Forum' started by Cajun Sensation, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. islstl

    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    Strief deal was $8.5 million guaranteed. $20.4 million over 5 years.

    First year cap hit is $2 million.

    Saints should be up about 300K on the salary cap after PT restructure, Humber and Strief signings.

    Bunkley being a June 1st cut is almost assured. Only way to sign our rookie pool.
     
  2. mctiger

    mctiger RIP, and thanks for the music Staff Member

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    Keenan Lewis restructured his contract. Will clear $1.2 million in cap space this year and a million next year.
     
  3. mctiger

    mctiger RIP, and thanks for the music Staff Member

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    The Saints now have $3.089 million in cap space, according to nola.com
     
  4. MLUTiger

    MLUTiger Secular Humanist

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    Tons of room...
     
  5. fanatic

    fanatic Habitual Line Stepper

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    This year is not the problem, next year is. Brees' cap hit alone is $26m, so he'll definitely need to restructure. (And restructuring doesn't mean he's getting paid less. He'll see every dime of his money). Evans, Colston, Byrd, Grubbs, and Lofton are all in the $10m range (give or take). Just those 6 players alone take up over $75m. As much of a wizard as Loomis is, he's going to need to get really creative or there will be a lot more cap casualties.
     
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  6. Cajun Sensation

    Cajun Sensation I'm kind of a big deal Staff Member

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    Of the players that you mentioned, Colston, Grubbs, Lofton are all expendable and I'm sure Loomis sees it the same way. Evans and Byrd are worth holding on to.
     
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  7. fanatic

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    I agree, for the most part. The only one I'm on the fence about is Lofton. We're already thin at LB anyway. I guess alot determines on how he plays this year. I could see us restructuring his contract instead of outright releasing him.
     
  8. MLUTiger

    MLUTiger Secular Humanist

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    If Colston, Grubbs and Lofton are expendable, then anyone not named "Drew Brees" is expendable.
     
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  9. Cajun Sensation

    Cajun Sensation I'm kind of a big deal Staff Member

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    Basically.
     
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  10. shane0911

    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village

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