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subguy 03-23-2003 08:38 AM

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Saints | Liking Four - posted at KFFL (
6:30 PT: Updating previous reports, the Times Picayune reports the New Orleans Saints are closely studying four potential draft picks, Tennessee TE Jason Witten, Bethune-Cookman CB Rasean Mathis, Southern Cal S Troy Polamalu and Georgia OT Jon Stinchcomb. All are expected to be drafted on the first day of the NFL Draft.

Saints | Turner Injured - posted at KFFL (
6:28 PT: The Times Picayune reports New Orleans Saints WR Nate Turner (knee) suffered a torn ACL and he will be sidelined for about six months.

Saints | Sloan Hurting - posted at KFFL (
6:27 PT: The Times Picayune reports New Orleans Saints TE David Sloan (toe/knee) is expected to miss the May 1-3 mini-camp while rehabilitating from off-season toe and knee surgery.

Saints | Lassiter - Too Expensive? - posted at KFFL (
6:27 PT: The Times Picayune reports the New Orleans Saints remain interested in free agent S Kwamie Lassiter (Cardinals), but they are not prepared to meet his $3 million-a-year asking price.

Saints | Flowers To Visit - posted at KFFL (
6:26 PT: The Times Picayune reports the New Orleans Saints will visit with free agent S Lee Flowers (Steelers) next week.

Saints | Fontenot Uncertain - posted at KFFL (
6:25 PT: The Times Picayune reports New Orleans Saints C Jerry Fontenot is not sure if he'll re-sign with the team. He and the Saints are far apart in salary talks. Saints officials say they want to re-sign Fontenot, but they are prepared to go in a different direction if he does not lower his salary demands. "They've said they want me back, but I'm disappointed with their first offer, their only offer so far," said Fontenot. "It's near league minimum for a veteran." Said Saints GM Mickey Loomis: "We want Jerry back, and I'll leave it at that."

WhoDat 03-23-2003 11:43 AM

Much Saints news
Typical - they\'re screwing Fontenot just like they screw every other veteran.

subguy 03-23-2003 12:18 PM

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Any of these players excite anyone?

nocloning 03-23-2003 01:22 PM

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If Fontenot isn\'t back for the new season because he\'s pissed at not getting the right money, I\'m ready to join the Loomis-is-a-fool crew.
Don\'t pay Lassiter 3 million.
Who is Jon Stinchcomb? I like Polamalu, he was the Saints pick at #18 in my first mock draft, but he is slipping a bit as other defensive players look very good at their Pro Days. Depends on who else is still available, but he may be a good pick in the second round.

Signing Fontenot is a priority and will have more impact than any of those four (you\'ll see what I mean if they don\'t sign him).

iceshack149 03-23-2003 08:25 PM

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Fontenot certainly \"excites\" me. So does Lee Flowers. Although I have to admit, I was happy to see the signing of Sloan last year. When was the last time we HAD a good tight-end? Hoby Brenner?
Does anyone know if Terrelle Smith has re-signed?

subguy 03-23-2003 11:41 PM

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Gator, you know I believe in building with key free agents,signing your own key returners, and filling in the slots with the draft. We need impact now.........drafts may be the future. A bird in the hand. Draftees finally reach a point to create an impact and then their contracts are over. Decision time. Which means more money and the cycle starts all over again.

[Edited on 24/3/2003 by subguy]

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