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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Saints signed OG Ben Grubbs, formerly of the Ravens, to a five-year, $36 million deal. The deal includes a $10 million signing bonus, and $16 million "fully guaranteed." Grubbs provides the Saints a soft landing after they lost LG Carl ...

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Old 03-15-2012, 10:31 AM   #61
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Saints signed OG Ben Grubbs, formerly of the Ravens, to a five-year, $36 million deal.

The deal includes a $10 million signing bonus, and $16 million "fully guaranteed." Grubbs provides the Saints a soft landing after they lost LG Carl Nicks to the Bucs, but at a surprisingly steep cost. Grubbs landed just $11.5 million less total money, and will average roughly $2 million less per season. Grubbs graded out as Pro Football Focus' sixth-best left guard in 2011, but Nicks was significantly better in both run and pass blocking. Nicks is also more than a year younger. The Ravens will likely now focus on signing free agent Evan Mathis to replace Grubbs.


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That's good we got next best thing but cheaper
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Hell yeah I'll take it!
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That is some great news, but the price was more than I thought they'd offer him.

I guessed his price to be about $6M/year and this deal gives him an average of about $7.2M/year, which is still $2.3M/year less than Nicks, but maybe a slight overpayment?!

I wonder what the Ravens' initial offer was?
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Nice, very nice. Offensive side of the ball is good to go (well, with the exception of a long term deal for brees) now let's bolster that d!

Is it just me or does all the bounty bs seem like its not nearly as big a deal as it was a few days ago?
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Danno pretty much pegged his pay.Props D
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Niiice! Things are finally turning...and not just circling the bowl!!!
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Danno pretty much pegged his pay.Props D

You mean this:


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Pirating info off other boards, but fairly reliable estimates...

Nicks - 8 million/yr
Grubbs - 5 million/year

Ravens gave Yanda, their RG a contract last year which pays him an average of $6.5M/year, so I think that is close to what the Ravens offered Grubbs as well - the Saints might've offered him "only" $700k/year more, but it seems to have been enough.

Maybe Nicks' $9.5M/year contract had an effect on Grubbs' contract as well.
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Maybe Nicks' $9.5M/year contract had an effect on Grubbs' contract as well.
Yeah, I think we overpaid a little for Grubbs, but to have a guy that WANTS to be here (as opposed to playing under the tag) and who costs us $2mm/year less that what it probably would have cost to keep Nicks?

Yeah, I think that's a good deal as long as we use that $$$ to sign Drew and a linebacker or so...
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