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Saints Willing To Part Ways With OTJermon Bushrod?

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Charlie Campbell of WalterFootball.com reports that sources have informed him that impending free agent OT Jermon Bushrod “isn’t a priority for New Orleans.“ Campbell’s source adds that the Saints believe in investing in their interior offensive line versus paying tackles ...

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Old 02-05-2013, 06:26 PM   #1
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Saints Willing To Part Ways With OTJermon Bushrod?

Charlie Campbell of WalterFootball.com reports that sources have informed him that impending free agent OT Jermon Bushrod “isn’t a priority for New Orleans.“

Campbell’s source adds that the Saints believe in investing in their interior offensive line versus paying tackles market value contracts. The idea here is to keep the pocket as clean as possible for QB Drew Brees so that he can look to make plays down the field.

This is evident by the fact that they’ve locked up Ben Grubbs and Jahri Evans to sizable contracts in the last few years.

Campbell adds that the Saints could extend “a lower offer” to Bushrod in the hopes that he’s willing to take a discount to remain with the team.

There are a number of offensive tackles that should be available in this year’s free agent market, which could have an impact on total dollars being offered to players like Bushrod. The Saints have some cap issues to address, but changing to a 3-4 defensive could allow them to part with some aging veterans that carry large contracts.

We have Bushrod listed as the No. 29 best available player in our Top 50 Free Agents list.

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Re: Saints Willing To Part Ways With OTJermon Bushrod?

Here comes jake long, or mr Albert
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If Bushrod isn't re-signed, Long and Albert aren't likely.
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If Bushrod isn't re-signed, Long and Albert aren't likely.
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Yep, if its not bushrod you can bet its going to be a journeyman type. I still think they try and re-sign him, but if not look for us to bring in someone not much better than Charles Brown, Zack Strief or Marcell Jones.

This has the potential to be a huge mistake.
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Re: Saints Willing To Part Ways With OTJermon Bushrod?

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Yep, if its not bushrod you can bet its going to be a journeyman type. I still think they try and re-sign him, but if not look for us to bring in someone not much better than Charles Brown, Zack Strief or Marcell Jones.

This has the potential to be a huge mistake.

Agreed, but it could also mean that they would use one of their higher picks in the draft to get an OT or maybe even a trade of some sorts to get the guy they want.

A lot depends on how well they can fill the holes on the defense just from the FA pool, because if they do a good job there, they might able spend one of their higher picks on an offensive player.
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I will miss Bushrod. But that's life.
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BushRod Gets beat all the time ... He's not that great , we could find a 3rd or 4th rounder that was heavily slept on and the fact we pick him up when nobody else did would make him mean. Jake Long is an elite LT Not bushrod.
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long is gonna be lookin for a payday
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If he’s willing to take a discount to remain with the team. Tell me who takes a discount.
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