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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Brian de la Puente signed a one year deal yesterday: The New Orleans Saints have a greed to a one-year deal with exclusive rights free agent center Brian de la Puente, a league source confirmed. Since de la Puente is ...

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Old 03-08-2012, 08:21 PM   #1
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BTW, Brian de la Puente signed with Saints

Brian de la Puente signed a one year deal yesterday:

The New Orleans Saints have a greed to a one-year deal with exclusive rights free agent center Brian de la Puente, a league source confirmed. Since de la Puente is just a two-year veteran, the Saints could maintain exclusive rights to him by offering a one-year, $540,000 contract.

No doubt, de la Puente will earn bigger pay days down the road. The 26-year-old had a breakout season in 2011 after replacing veteran Olin Kruetz as the team's starter in October.
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:23 PM   #2
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Yay!!! Good news for Who Dat country!!! Seriously, this was a good signing at a very reasonable price.
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:21 PM   #3
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Yeah it is. If he can have the success he had last year, he will get his payday.
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:40 PM   #4
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Another great Loomis signing. One year contracts still let us see how Tennant is doing.
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:55 PM   #5
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Bargain price- can't imagine a starter making less than that. Hopefully he has a starts or plays bonus
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Thank Gawd! Finally a cap friendly contract!
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:40 PM   #7
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Bargain price- can't imagine a starter making less than that. Hopefully he has a starts or plays bonus

The money was pretty much set because of the fact that he was an ERFA, because of that status the Saints only needed to hand him a minimum qualifying tender to retain his services.
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That is an insane bargain. He plays much better than that price.
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I'm glad to see this. Good news
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:35 AM   #10
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at that price he still might be eligible for food stamps.
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