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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; The New Orleans Saints have a few questions this offseason, but some of them come with easy answers. Unfortunately for the Saints, not all of the decisions will be as easy when it comes to which players they can afford ...

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Old 02-16-2012, 11:15 AM   #1
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The New Orleans Saints have a few questions this offseason, but some of them come with easy answers. Unfortunately for the Saints, not all of the decisions will be as easy when it comes to which players they can afford to sign and which ones they will be forced to watch sign with a new team.

First things first. Quarterback Drew Brees is not going anywhere. Not under any circumstances will the Saints not have Brees under contract for at least the 2012 NFL season. Whether they are forced to use their franchise tag on the record setting gunslinger for one season or whether they can agree to a long term contract, Brees will be under center by the time New Orleans begins OTAs in a few months. That much is a given.

Read more; When New Orleans Saints Sign Drew Brees, Will They Lose Marques Colston Or Carl Nicks? | The Pigskin Report
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:27 AM   #2
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I'm thinking Nicks stays and Colston walks...
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I'm thinking Nicks stays and Colston walks...
I agree, it's all just speculation at this point and you know they're going to do everything possible to keep 'em both, but if push came to shove I gotta' believe more emphasis would be put on keeping Nicks.
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I think Nicks goes. He is a great OLiner , but Colston is a playmaker and IMO more valuable.
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I think Nicks goes. He is a great OLiner , but Colston is a playmaker and IMO more valuable.

I disagree, Nicks is a Playmaker (notice the capital P) in the O-Line pass protecting and making running plays possible. and he is more valuable than Colston to the Saints and would also be more valuable on the FA market.

Nicks stays - at least for another year - and hopefully Colston does as well, but if it is only one: it clearly should be Nicks.
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:06 PM   #6
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I don't see Colston as greed money hungry player but
I understand wanting to get payed what your worthy. What he may be made at is they never offered him a contract sooner.
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Owner/GM Jerry Jones has made it clear that the Cowboys will be active in free agency this offseason.

The Cowboys have $12.6 million in salary cap space, and can increase that number by releasing Terence Newman and restructuring a few more contracts. "And we will use [the cap space]," emphasized Jones. Needing a boost on the interior offensive line and at cornerback, the Cowboys are often mentioned as a potential landing spot for free agent LG Carl Nicks.

Cowboys ready to spend big in free agency - Rotoworld.com
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Nicks is a must! Protecting your multi-million dollar baby is more important than keeping one of your receivers, especially when there are many others that can fill that void in free agency or via the draft. I love Colston, but if he wants money he will have to get paid somewhere else. I would prefer to keep Brees upright & not injured.
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Nicks is a must! Protecting your multi-million dollar baby is more important than keeping one of your receivers, especially when there are many others that can fill that void in free agency or via the draft. I love Colston, but if he wants money he will have to get paid somewhere else. I would prefer to keep Brees upright & not injured.
THIS^^^

I simply can not understand why anyone would prefer Colston over Nicks. It just doesn't compute IMO.
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:20 AM   #10
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Here's an interesting scenario that might ease the pain of a Colston departure ... the Saints develop Arrington and between him, Meachem & probably a draft pick, they fill the void left by Colston's departure (somewhat) ... after the 2012 season and successfully renegotiating contracts to allow for more favorable cap space, they go after Calvin Johnson who is a F/A after 2012 ... badda-bing, badda-bang, badda-boom ... the glass is always half full ...
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