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saintsfan1313 03-21-2012 07:44 AM

So we could have had Demeco Ryans
 
for only a 4th.....hmmm....

Eagles acquire Pro Bowl LB Ryans from Texans - NFL - Yahoo! Sports

FinSaint 03-21-2012 07:53 AM

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Originally Posted by saintsfan1313 (Post 389706)


Yeah, but he comes with a $7.4M 2012 cap hit, so how could the Saints have afforded that if they can't seem to afford Lofton, Hawthorne or Bunkley?

And, BTW, Ryans' cap hits for the additional years are with the current contract: 2013: $8.1M; 2014: $8.3M; and 2015: $6.8M. Of course, that contract could be restructured, but not at a discount in all likelihood.

jcp026 03-21-2012 07:59 AM

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Originally Posted by FinSaint (Post 389710)
Yeah, but he comes with a $7.4M 2012 cap hit, so how could the Saints have afforded that if they can't seem to afford Lofton, Hawthorne or Bunkley?

And, BTW, Ryans' cap hits for the additional years are with the current contract: 2013: $8.1M; 2014: $8.3M; and 2015: $6.8M. Of course, that contract could be restructured, but not at a discount in all likelihood.

Cutting Vilma would have taken care of that.

FinSaint 03-21-2012 08:05 AM

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Originally Posted by jcp026 (Post 389713)
Cutting Vilma would have taken care of that.


No it wouldn't have.


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Vilma will turn 30 in April, and the Saints could save about $3.4 million in cap space by releasing him.
http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf...in_new_or.html


If the Saints have at the moment $3M in cap space and add that $3.4M from cutting Vilma - it's still not enough to take care of Ryans' cap hit.

papz 03-21-2012 08:11 AM

Love the guy but his production has fallen off the past few seasons to justify his price tag(though I have no doubt he rebounds). I can see why we passed, if we were ever considered it in the first place. Our priority should be getting a DT in here first.

FinSaint 03-21-2012 08:16 AM

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Originally Posted by papz (Post 389718)
Love the guy but his production has fallen off the past few seasons to justify his price tag(though I have no doubt he rebounds). I can see why we passed, if we were ever considered it in the first place. Our priority should be getting a DT in here first.


And who would take any of the Saints draft picks in exchange for a trade right now with the uncertainty looming over them?

papz 03-21-2012 08:17 AM

Great point.

SaintsBro 03-21-2012 11:46 AM

Exactly. No one is going to do business with the Saints right now, so they are probably not even really looking very hard at trades of this sort until after the decision on penalties comes down.

iceshack149 03-21-2012 12:05 PM

please delete. computer glich

iceshack149 03-21-2012 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by SaintsBro (Post 389776)
Exactly. No one is going to do business with the Saints right now, so they are probably not even really looking very hard at trades of this sort until after the decision on penalties comes down.

How can Loomis make a trade involving draft picks without knowing what picks they had at the time? This whole thing stinks.


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