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The Saints Bi-Week Fix for 2017

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Posted 10-09-2016 at 11:46 PM by hagan714
Updated 10-10-2016 at 12:05 AM by hagan714

Lets start with a few FA that are scheduled to be out there I am interested in.
Brandon Williams Baltimore Ravens 26
Dontari Poe Kansas City Chiefs 27
Bennie Logan Philidelpha Eagles 27
Johnathan Hankins NY Giants 25
Chris Baker Washington Redskins 29
Bradley McDougald Tampa Bay Buccaneers 25
Dewey McDonald Oakland Raiders 26
Malcolm Smith Oakland Raiders 26
Corey Lemonier San Francisco 24
Jarvis Jones Pittsburgh Steelers 26
CB $15 million????
Stephon Gilmore
Trumaine Johnson
Logan Ryan

Now the BIG question: Will Peat be ready to take over at RT or stays at LG?
I am starting to believe moving to the RT just is not a skill he can learn. The dude just can not swing so far. So the OL needs are huge.

Kevin Zeitler Cincinnati Bengals 26
T.J. Lang Green Bay Packers 29
Larry Warford Detroit Lions 25
Ron Leary Dallas Cowboys 27
RT Rick Wagner Baltimore Ravens 26
RT Ryan Schraeder Atlanta Falcons 28
RT Menelick Watson Oakland Raiders 27
RT Mike Remmers Carolina Panthers 27

2017 Saints Roster Issues

FA Try to sign
Nick Fairley DT 28 - I bet he will price himself out the door
John Kuhn FB 34
Tim Hightower RB 30
Travaris Cadet RB 27
Michael Mauti OLB 26
Paul Kruger OLB 30
Kyle Wilson CB 29
Sterling Moore CB 26

Let them shop themselves
Tim Lelito G 27
Jahri Evans G 33
Khalif Barnes LT 34
Tony Hills LT 31
Justin Drescher LS 28
John Jenkins DT 27
Darryl Tapp DE 32
Roman Harper SS 33
Jamarca Sanford SS 31

B.W. Webb CB 26
Kasim Edebali OLB 27
Brandon Coleman WR 24

Willie Snead WR 23
Will Lutz K 22
Tyrus Thompson T 24

Cap Cuts 2017?
Jairus Byrd
Zach Strief
Dannell Ellerbe
Thomas Morstead ?

Which Team am I keeping an eye the most for FA?
Baltimore is the place I would watch closely. Who will they keep and/or loss? Brandon Williams is the player I think the Ravens will do everything to sign. Making Rick Wagner the prize to chase as the big ticket FA. If Williams is turned loss the money will be crazy. 15 million. So pass. If DT is the player to chase, save some cheese and go after Johnathan Hankins NY Giants, if they are silly enough to let him hit the market. If Wagner is off the table the draft might be the best place to start. But Menelick Watson of the Oakland Raiders really integers me.

Next is a mid priced FA. Ron Leary is a known commodity and will not break the bank. I hope and the saints have shown interest already

2017 Premium FA signings
ROT Rick Wagner Baltimore Ravens, 26 Big money signing
ROG Ron Leary Dallas Cowboys, 27 Medium cap hit signing

Or 2017 Boobie Prize in FA
Johnathan Hankins NY Giants 25
ROG Ron Leary Dallas Cowboys 27
ROT Menelick Watson Oakland Raiders 27

2017 Premium NFL Draft
4 (tie). New Orleans Saints
Round 1 - Jabrill Peppers SS/FS/OLB/KR Michigan 6002 205 4.42 #5 rSo
Starts as a traditional SS from day 1.
Round 2 - Vita Vea DT Washington 6041 322 5.19 #50 rSo
Run stuffing, block eater, and will make the Sheldon pick work
Round 3 - Daeshon Hall DE Texas A&M 6052 260 4.78 #10 Sr
Speed rusher? Nah Collapse the pocket, gap integrity and run stuffer? Yep
Round 4 - Gareon Conley CB OSU 6002 195 4.50 #8 rJr
I like his all around game and still shocked most have him in the 4th
Round 5 - Redskins trade to select DT David Onyemata.
So far so good
Round 6 - Jamari Staples, WR/KR Louisville 6026 195 4.45 #2 rSr
Highly under rated WR. A true #2 WR across from Michael Thomas?
Round 7 - Gerald Everett TE South Alabama 6032 4.68 240 #12 rSr
Yet another steal. Poor mans Butt.

Next huge FA year 2019.

2017 Lineup in the trenches
OL Veteran group for Drew
LT Armstead
LG Peat
OC Unger
RG Leary
RT Wagner

DL Youth built on run stuffing, gap integrity and collapsing pocket
DE Cameron Jordan 6041 287 4.74
NT Vita Vea 6041 322 5.19
DT Sheldon Rankins 6011 299 5.03
DE Daeshon Hall 6052 260 4.78
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