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Indianapolis -- New Orleans Saints guard Carl Nicks said he would love to stay in New Orleans next season, but he remains unsure whether the team will be able to re-sign him along with fellow free agents Drew Brees, Marques Colston, Tracy Porter and others. Nicks said it's "disheartening" that the Saints haven't made a strong push to re-sign him yet.

"They never talked to me at all about it really (last season), which I thought was kind of weird. But I talked to (General Manager Mickey Loomis) the last day before exit meetings, and he said they were going to do their best to try to keep me. So that's the gist of contract talks," said Nicks, who is expected to command a salary of more than $8 million per year as one of the NFL's marquee free agents.

"I would love to stay, but it's also a good feeling to be wanted. So hopefully a lot of teams want me, but I would love to stay," said Nicks, who joined the rest of the Saints' starting linemen at the Super Bowl on Wednesday to accept the Prilosec OTC Madden Protectors Award for the second time in three years.

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Old 02-02-2012, 08:12 AM   #2
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Well Carl, it's early in the off season and Drew is priority #1... and the pieces fall in place after that. Sit back and enjoy the your time off and let your agents take care of the rest... that's what you pay them for. You're not going anywhere.
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Well Carl, it's early in the off season and Drew is priority #1... and the pieces fall in place after that. Sit back and enjoy the your time off and let your agents take care of the rest... that's what you pay them for. You're not going anywhere.
I agree. I know the Saints probably won't say it, but I think they want Nicks to resign a lot more than they need Colston to.
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Both he and Colston would be big losses, need to cut elsewhere and make room for both.
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Only Brees and Nicks are definite signings out the UFAs - the rest are expendable, as sad as it is to say so.
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Without Nicks the O-line chemisty changes, without Colston the chemisty changes. I would really like to keep both of these guys both are proven and vital to Brees chemisty, I don't want to mess up a good thing. I also remember Colston back on the field just a few weeks after a broken bone, just saying!!
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hate to say it but i wouldnt have my feelings hurt if we let vilma go. you could pay nicks with his salary and a healthy dunbar is better than a hurting vilma.
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Nicks gets it...I think he will be here next year. Colston I feel is the one on the bubble.
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Unfortunately I think the Nicks-to-Cowboys rumor has some strength to it...Jerry Jones is just the sort of GM who would think that throwing money at Carl Nicks and his Super Bowl ring, would magically somehow turn Tony Romo into Drew Brees in the pocket and solve ALL their problems....that's just how he thinks...don't want to see it happen, just sayin' I think Jerry Jones is gonna throw some crazy money at Nicks
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I would hate to see Nicks go and as a consequence, find out that De La Puente isn't nearly as good without being protected by the guards.

We then have TWO huge problems with the o-line.

Not saying that De La P cannot do the job but do you want to risk it?
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