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Saints facing a cap mess in 2013

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I'm not worried about our cap for 2013. Drew will restructure his base salary of 17.4 million to get more guaranteed. This year the Giants restructured Eli's deal so he was only making 1.75 million base and the rest is ...

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Old 12-23-2012, 11:42 PM   #21
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Re: Saints facing a cap mess in 2013

I'm not worried about our cap for 2013. Drew will restructure his base salary of 17.4 million to get more guaranteed. This year the Giants restructured Eli's deal so he was only making 1.75 million base and the rest is guaranteed for 2012. Drew will still get the same amount of money, it will just be more in guaranteed. Players love guaranteed money and this helps our cap. Let's say Drew does something similar to Eli and takes a base of 2 million then he gets 15.4 million guaranteed. That frees up 15.4 million of our cap. There you go, that's almost all of the 16 million the article talks about. Expect Drew and the Saints to rework his deal each year, he'll keep on lowering his base salary to make more guaranteed. This is just an article trying to stir the pot. This is GM 101, Mickey knows this and we'll be fine.
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:12 AM   #22
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Don't get too caught up in the cap issue. The way Loomis handles cap space translates to no real tangible numbers to go off of.

When you look at the way he can manage to restructure anyone, probable cuts, rookie cap, trades and free agency options.....

It's like siting down to build a Lego castle and all of your blocks are made of Play Dough.
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:27 AM   #23
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Re: Saints facing a cap mess in 2013

Just to recap...

Releasing Smith - $7.72 million
Releasing Jonathan Vilma - $6 million
Brees' contract conversion - $6.6 million
Jahri Evans' contract conversion - $5 million
Guard Ben Grubbs contract conversion - $3.3 million


There’s 28 million right there. Now we're 8 million UNDER the cap. I hate to lose Vilma and Smith, but I think we can survive. And who knows, maybe they both resign at cap friendly deals.
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:59 AM   #24
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Can you caption your recap on the cap?
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:12 PM   #25
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Re: Saints facing a cap mess in 2013

If Payton walks how can the organization be at fault?
The Organization: "Take this big fat contract!!" Payton: "No."
Oh, yeah, I see it now!! LOL
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:26 PM   #26
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Re: Saints facing a cap mess in 2013

Brees winning the arbitration suit is the reason he got the contract. Yes, he had some bad games but ask the Cardinals, Raiders,Jets ect. if they would pay for an elite QB? Enjoy watching him while you can.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:25 AM   #27
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Re: Saints facing a cap mess in 2013

We shoudl drop Ellis, Bunkley, Harper, Will Smith, Vilma, and Jenkins if possible. None of them are worth their contracts. Sign Bushrod and Graham. Bring in some new players on the O line and D. Trade Ivory and Cadet.
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