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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Vince Wilfork says he'd be irked if New England Patriots franchise him - ESPN Boston Wilfork, who is the team's top free agent, said he could imagine himself playing for another team. I would love to have VW in the ...

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Old 01-11-2010, 12:28 PM   #1
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OH MAN! This would be a great FA pickup.

Vince Wilfork says he'd be irked if New England Patriots franchise him - ESPN Boston

Wilfork, who is the team's top free agent, said he could imagine himself playing for another team.


I would love to have VW in the middle of our D!!!!
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Old 01-11-2010, 12:42 PM   #2
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That would definitely be a nice addition.
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We can not sign him because of the final 8 rule.
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wtf is the final 8 rule? why would that stop us from signin him? wouldnt have the money for him, draft mt. cody
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wtf is the final 8 rule? why would that stop us from signin him? wouldnt have the money for him, draft mt. cody
There will be a "Final 8" rule in 2010.

The rule will restrict the final eight teams in the playoffs from signing free agents. The final four teams shall not be permitted to negotiate and sign any unrestricted free agent to a player contract except for players who acquired their status by being cut or were on the final four team when their contract expired. Playoff teams five thru eight get a break to sign one player with a salary of $4,925,000 or more and any number of players with a first-year salary of no more than $3,275,000 and an annual increase of no more than 30 percent in the following years.

There is a mechanism to permit the final eight teams to sign an unrestricted free agent for each one of their own unrestricted free agents who sign with another club as long as they don't spend more than what their own lost player received from his new club.
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Wilfork is good, but too much $$$, we gotta lock up some of our other players.
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Old 01-11-2010, 02:53 PM   #7
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In related news, I think the Pats defense has totally fallen apart without Seymour. It was so evident in the Ravens game yesterday. In hindsight that was a bad trade for the Pats. Yes they have draft picks to use but his absence totally wrecked their D this year.

It's funny how we obliterated the Pats pass defense, then Ravens finished the job yesterday obliterating the Pats run defense. Though Ravens did one better and took them apart in Foxboro.

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Wilfork is good, but too much $$$, we gotta lock up some of our other players.
Should be easy since we can't sign any free-agents of note.
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:09 PM   #9
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The rule 8 issue probably will not be all that bad for the Saints. Honestly, I will need to study it more in the offseason. From the little I gather, is the Saints should be fine as long as long as the players that they project to cut, or lose to free agency, actually gets signed by another team. I would imagine that Grant and Bush will be victims, but not really sure what they would get from a new team. My interpretation is the Saints can go after someone for the same salary or less once the guys who are cut actually sign with a new team. Like I said, I will need to further study this wacky issue.
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The rule 8 issue probably will not be all that bad for the Saints. Honestly, I will need to study it more in the offseason. From the little I gather, is the Saints should be fine as long as long as the players that they project to cut, or lose to free agency, actually gets signed by another team. I would imagine that Grant and Bush will be victims, but not really sure what they would get from a new team. My interpretation is the Saints can go after someone for the same salary or less once the guys who are cut actually sign with a new team. Like I said, I will need to further study this wacky issue.
Basically , we can only sign one for the same money we lose one for.

Since I see no big money Saints free-agents leaving, I can't see us signing any big name guys.

And we can't sign any until after ours sign somewhere else. It may be the final week of free-agency before any of our guys sign elsewhere. By then all the top free-agents will be gone.
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