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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Rugby Saint II The more I read about him the more I like him. He's a team leader and he's smart enough to start as a rookie. I just wonder how much we'll pay for an OLB'er? ...

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Old 03-20-2012, 06:43 PM   #11
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The more I read about him the more I like him. He's a team leader and he's smart enough to start as a rookie. I just wonder how much we'll pay for an OLB'er? We can't really afford to play him at end either. A little mix of both from a creative coach might do even more for his career.
I'm telling you, if we get him, Vilma is gone.
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:48 PM   #12
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I could see Vilma restructuring, but I don't see us releasing him.
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I could see Vilma restructuring, but I don't see us releasing him.
A. Vilma won't be a back-up, even with a restructure. Lofton is a better MLB at Vilma's age.

B. $6.6M cap hit in 2012. Releasing him saves us $3,4 (according to Times-Picayune)

C. He is facing suspension of likely half, if not the whole season.
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Rumor I saw on another site (grain of salt please), is that Lofton was looking for 8-9 Million/year.

That could explain why we haven't signed him.
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:27 PM   #15
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Rumor I saw on another site (grain of salt please), is that Lofton was looking for 8-9 Million/year.

That could explain why we haven't signed him.
Could very well be. I don't think he's worth that much. I could see $5M though.
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we'd have to release Vilma + someone else first and pray that Lofton doesn't back-out of the deal. Not happening...

Unless I'm totally wrong in how I think the salary cap works
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we'd have to release Vilma + someone else first and pray that Lofton doesn't back-out of the deal. Not happening...

Unless I'm totally wrong in how I think the salary cap works
I think we can go over the cap right now, we just have to be under it by a certain date, but I don't know what that date is.
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Originally Posted by |Mitch| View Post
we'd have to release Vilma + someone else first and pray that Lofton doesn't back-out of the deal. Not happening...

Unless I'm totally wrong in how I think the salary cap works
He agrees to financial terms, someone restructures, release Vilma, sign deal = profit.

Quite a few people who can restructure to give us wiggle room. The Saints just have to ask them.
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so if he does want 8-9 million, would he be worth that?
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I think we can go over the cap right now, we just have to be under it by a certain date, but I don't know what that date is.
I know you had to be under the cap by the start of free agency. Not sure about any other dates. I'd have to look at it.
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