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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Seriously, though... Where are we with Lofton? Is the FP waiting for the market to convince himself of the reality of what his current earning potential?...

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Old 03-24-2012, 12:03 AM   #31
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Seriously, though...

Where are we with Lofton?

Is the FP waiting for the market to convince himself of the reality of what his current earning potential?
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:19 AM   #32
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I sure hope we offer him a monster contract and lock him up for five years. The guy's a beast!
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:20 AM   #33
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a montster contract? We were 1.28 million under the cap before the Chamberlain signing...
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:25 AM   #34
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a montster contract? We were 1.28 million under the cap before the Chamberlain signing...
We can restructure other contracts and we are likely dropping Vilma anyway, which would save about $4 million in cap space. The deadline to get under the cap isn't for months anyway. The priority is to build a great team first and worry about the cap later.
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Don't forget Drew wants another 5 million...
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:08 AM   #36
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The Chamberlain Signing clearly doesn't mean that much, We wanted Hawthorne chamberlain knows the defense though, Shanle should be released in the coming days.
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:55 AM   #37
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We can restructure other contracts and we are likely dropping Vilma anyway, which would save about $4 million in cap space. The deadline to get under the cap isn't for months anyway. The priority is to build a great team first and worry about the cap later.

I'm not totally convinced that the Saints will be cutting Vilma, because it all depends on what type of a punishment (if any) he'll get for his involvement in the BountyGate, and what his health situation is now and going forward.

Like I've already stated in other threads, if Vilma gets a year-long suspension, financially the best course of action for the Saints would be to keep him as a player, because that way they'd free up the most salary cap room.

If he can play at (at least) a 95% level this coming season and he doesn't get suspended, I do think that the Saints should go forward with him as the starting MLB, because once again it would probably end up being financially the best way to go. Jonathan Vilma playing at a 100% health level (i.e. 2009) would definitely be worth the $6.6M cap hit, IMO.

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