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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Saints to talk cash with Brees and Bush Kristian Garic Reporting Saints running back Reggie Bush is scheduled to make $8 million next season. That's an awfully expensive price tag for such a streaky player. However, Bush is in the ...

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Old 02-23-2010, 12:56 PM   #1
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Saints to talk cash with Brees and Bush

Kristian Garic Reporting
Saints running back Reggie Bush is scheduled to make $8 million next season. That's an awfully expensive price tag for such a streaky player.

However, Bush is in the driver's seat. He would tempt the open market and likely cash in, so the Saints will either pay him or rework his contract. He's valued more by the Saints than by other NFL teams, and Saints coach Sean Payton likely wouldn't part ways with the electric Bush for anything other than a first round pick. So, a trade seems unlikely.

WWL NFL Analyst Mike Detillier points out that if Bush gets what is currently due to him in his contract, "he would be the highest paid running back in the NFL."

Detillier says the Black and Gold need to renegotiate. "You would want to cut another deal with him, and have that more palatable for you financially."

Defensive end Charles Grant is likely the one starter that won't return next season. "Charles Grant won't be on this football team next year," Detillier predicts.

Grant's production has dropped, he's 31 years old, and he's coming off his second triceps surgery in as many seasons - not to mention his salary is scheduled to increase to $4 million next season. There is always the possibility he could take a pay cut from the robust $63 million deal he signed in 2007. However, because no salary cap exists for the 2010 season, the Saints could release Grant without taking a major hit against the cap.

How much is Drew Brees worth?

We're about to find out. Brees has 2 years remaining on his current 6 year 60 million dollar contract that ranks in the middle of the pack for QB's in the NFL.

He's no middle of the pack quarterback! That was evidenced by his MVP performance in Super Bowl XLIV.

The Saints and Brees will likely enter discussion soon on a new deal. If you're his agent, you're thinking in the neighborhood of about $18 million a year for number 9.

He's worth every penny.

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Old 02-23-2010, 04:38 PM   #2
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Re: Saints to talk cash with Brees and Bush

Well the way Bobby Mccray has been playing I will not missa grant one bit. Hey on top of that he got a ring when he retires he is still golden. How much you think one of thoughs rings cost anyhow? I would guess about 1.2 millon
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Re: Saints to talk cash with Brees and Bush

retract that last statement each ring is worth 5,000 but can be appraised at 20,000
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Old 02-23-2010, 05:49 PM   #4
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Re: Saints to talk cash with Brees and Bush

see i see Grant being a reasonable cap casualty because either market is going to be a buyers market. I do not see the owners kicking the bucks out during labor talks. my replacement is Aaron Kampman, DE, Packers. yep word has it he is in the same boat as grant.
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Old 02-23-2010, 06:18 PM   #5
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Re: Saints to talk cash with Brees and Bush

If Drew is gonna be given 18 million, we're gonna have to get rid of some salary.

Bush - Gone
Grant - Gone

And I'd expect some really low tenders to our RFA's. Mid-rounder draft picks come cheap, and Superbowl RFA's are typically over-valued by bottom-dwellers.

We could see a lot of movement this off-season.

So, this is yet another result of winning a superbowl huh? Ain't it great?
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:07 PM   #6
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Re: Saints to talk cash with Brees and Bush

i think they should just give drew a percentage of the saints and him become a lifer. hell yea who else would you want in your front office when he retires.
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Re: Saints to talk cash with Brees and Bush

I LIKE REGGIE BUT IS REALLY WORTH $8M?????? I THINK THE SAINTS WILL ASK HIM TO TAKE A PAY CUT, THEN HE WILL GET MAD AND SAY NO. THEN WE'LL ALL FIND OUT HOW BIG HIS EGO IS...I COULD SEE HIM GETTING TRADED TO A WEAKER WEST COAST TEAM...LIKE SEATTLE...(WITH HIS OLD COACH PETE CARROL). THEY SHOULD DEFINITELY PAY DREW BREES ALOT MORE! HE IS THE MOST ACCURATE QB EVER! I'D SAY ABOUT $12M TO $15M A YEAR! YEA THEY ALSO NEED TO PAY SHARPER AND KEEP THIS DEFENSE TOGETHER!!!!
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Re: Saints to talk cash with Brees and Bush

They'll pay Drew, of course. May ask Reggie for a restructure... or may even pay him the 8Mil just for that one year. It'll be after all uncapped.
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We need to restructure reggie's deal. Give him 3 mil re-sign bonus , with 3 mil this year plus incentives, 4 mil second 6 mil third.
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Grant-ship him
Bush-try to re-work a little bit lesser deal
Brees-let him fill out the amount.
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