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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by halloween 65 What do any of you think we could get if we trade Smith and Ellis, I could go for freeing up cap space and a few picks, he!! I'd throw Vilma in this also?? I ...

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Old 01-21-2012, 06:26 PM   #41
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What do any of you think we could get if we trade Smith and Ellis, I could go for freeing up cap space and a few picks, he!! I'd throw Vilma in this also??

I honestly don't know, but Smith's contract in itself is something that not a lot of teams would want to take responsibility of... even if he was really producing. But the fact is that he hasn't been producing on par to what he is being payed, so it is highly unlikely he'd attract many trading partners.

And the same goes for Ellis: not many teams would be willing to pay him $6M for the production hes been giving the past couple of years. Also, he only has 1 year to go on the current contract, so a team trading for him would probably have to negotiate a new contract with him before they would finalize a trade for his rights.

If they would only take on the existing contract - which might be the case with a team that needs to take on salary to meet the cap floor, since the earlier info suggested that there would be a cap floor in place for next season - they wouldn't give up anything substantial for a one-year signing.

But, I'm no expert on how trade deals get done in the NFL - I know much more about them on the NHL side.

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How old is OSI ? ?? ?
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:25 PM   #44
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I say "no" to Osi. Besides his age he seems like the kind of guy who's looking for a contract and once he gets it he's going to mail it in.
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Osi is another Will Smith and if they win the bowl this year he will want a paycheck and pretty much mail it in next season. No thanks.
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:13 PM   #46
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Mario Williams is also on that list.
Wouldn't that just be amazing how the football gods would spin that scenario...
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:18 PM   #47
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We need to get/stay younger unless we have a HOF'er...

I'd keep Franklin, Johnson, Jordan, Gallette, Charleston and get some cap relief by releasing/trading/restructuring contracts of Smith, Ellis, Rodgers...

Remember we also got a prospect in Romeus...

We should get what we pay for and it's apparent money will be needed for Brees, Colston, AND Nicks...
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