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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I'm sure the Saints want to see Graham do it for more than 1 year before they give him a mega deal. TE mega deals aren't absurd and once he proves himself again, it shouldn't be an issue getting done. ...

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Old 07-13-2012, 05:05 PM   #11
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I'm sure the Saints want to see Graham do it for more than 1 year before they give him a mega deal. TE mega deals aren't absurd and once he proves himself again, it shouldn't be an issue getting done. The parameters have already been set with Gronk's deal.
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:45 PM   #12
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Jimmy is under contract till 2014-

7/28/2010: Signed a four-year, $2.455 million contract. The deal included a $665,140 signing bonus. 2012: $540,000, 2013: $575,000, 2014: Free Agent

we can look at it next year
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:59 PM   #13
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Loomis will get it done.
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:01 PM   #14
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Will we still be able to sign Jimmy Graham to a long term deal. Don't get me wrong Im beyond excited that Brees got signed, but we need to continue to bring in good players for Drew. I'm hearing the cap is going up next year but by how much. Plus all the free agent moves we made this off season doesn't look like we have alot of wiggle room.

Difficult to say, but in any case the increase in cap space for the 2013 season won't be much - could be just $1M or so due to inflation etc.

What the speculation has been about regarding to the cap increase is about the 2014 season and beyond when the new TV deals - totaling about $3 billion - kick in, but like I just posted on the Brees' thread there are some mixed views on it and some say that there won't be a significant increase because of the new TV deals, but that the cap will probably only increase by about $5M during the next five years.

So, we'll see, but as long as Loomis is the captain of the black & gold ship, I'm confident that the Saints will find a way to stay competitive.

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Old 07-13-2012, 08:40 PM   #15
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:51 PM   #16
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This is a cap friendly deal.. yes 40 mil the first year however 37mil of that is the signing bonus.

1st year cap impact for drew is 10mil
2nd year is 15mil...

Dont know why so many of you doubt Mickey, just let him work his magic and enjoy some football.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:25 PM   #17
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All that salary cap wonk stuff makes my head ache, or maybe it's the beer ...

... anyway, don't wanna worry about Graham today
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:57 PM   #18
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Sign Saintfan and Danno as our starting TEs and problem fixed.
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:01 AM   #19
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One step at a time. Please.
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