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Old 07-16-2011, 03:06 PM   #1
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Old 07-16-2011, 03:24 PM   #2
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The salary cap looks like it's going to be set at $120 million. Right now the Saints are at about... $105 million with a bunch of players they need to re-sign. They'll hopefully get some immediate relief by extending Drew Brees and restructuring/release Reggie Bush, but the Saints are right up against the cap. It's going to be tough to spend on Lance Moore, Carl Nicks, Roman Harper, Jonathan Goodwin, Jermon Bushrod etc... there's going to be some tough decisions. The Saints have a lot of unrestricted free agents to deal with. There should be a lot of movement very soon. Guys like Devery Henderson and Randall Gay who have large contracts are also at risk.
So we're 15 million under the cap and could probably be 25 million under by merely renegotiaing with Bush, Henderson, and Gay.

I'm not convinced we're right up against the cap at all.
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Even $25 million may not go far considering all the FAs the Saints have
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Even $25 million may not go far considering all the FAs the Saints have
We only have a few big time FA's. The rest are middle of the road salaries.

If Loomis can't get it done, don't bother trying anyone else. There's a reason he was mis-labelled as strictly a bean-counter by many.

I suspect he'll either cut or renegotiate with high cap players, and sign cap friendly deals with our studs.

The cap is the least of my worries, IMO.
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I think Gay is going to get cut, with Greer, Porter, Robinson, Patrick we are pretty set at the CB Position. Henderson may also be gone, if Moore re-signs, he will defiantly take a pay cut if this happens. Saints are in a good position.
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We can add approximately 20 million simply by cutting or restructuring these guys...

It only lists their 2011 salary, so their cap savings may be a bit less, but you get the point...


Reggie Bush - RB - $11,800,000
Alex Brown - DE - $5,500,000
Randall Gay - CB - $3,500,000
Devery Henderson - WR - $2,250,000
Kawika Mitchell - LB - $2,750,000
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If Loomis can't get it done, don't bother trying anyone else. There's a reason he was mis-labelled as strictly a bean-counter by many.

The cap is the least of my worries, IMO.
My thoughts exactly. Our cap-ologist is top notch.
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In Loomis We Trust .... anyone important will be back next year and he'll run circles around the salary cap just like he does every year
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At first I was surprisedto see so many FA's on our roster but then it hit me.......we put our eggs in the short term basket(we won a Superbowl) and now we are paying the price with so many FA's to sign. Loomis will really have to be creative in the near future.
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Kawika Mitchell - LB - $2,750,000
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