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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; It appears that the New Orleans Saints will might be willing to part ways with left tackle Jermon Bushrod. Bushrod is set to be an unrestricted free agent this off-season and the Saints might just let him walk. The Saints ...

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Old 02-20-2013, 06:08 PM   #1
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It appears that the New Orleans Saints will might be willing to part ways with left tackle Jermon Bushrod. Bushrod is set to be an unrestricted free agent this off-season and the Saints might just let him walk. The Saints are going through salary cap restrictions for the second straight off-season and the team might not have the money to pay Bushrod.

The Saints are restructuring many contracts and signing exclusive rights free agents as the team tries to get under the salary cap. Bushrod was once thought to be a top priority for the Saints this off-season but now it appears the Saints are more concerned with staying under the salary cap.

As one of the better left tackles in the NFL Bushrod could easily demand a contract in the $5-$8 million per year range and the Saints really cannot afford to pay him that. Even with the Saints’ current salary issues there is another reason why Bushrod is no longer a top priority with the Saints.

The two-time Pro Bowler has said that he has yet to talk to the Saints about a new contract. This should be the biggest reason why Bushrod is no longer a priority and why he is likely done in New Orleans. If the Saints have yet to talk to Bushrod then he will likely have to test the free agent market but I am sure he will get picked up quickly.

Bushrod has had a good run with the Saints has helped the team establish one of the better offensive lines in the NFL. I know Drew Brees will miss his left tackle but the NFL is a business and Bushrod is set for a nice pay day, it just won’t be with the Saints.

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Old 02-20-2013, 06:42 PM   #2
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Have fun in Chicago J Bush.
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Sooo, what OT's gonna be available in the 15th slot?
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More like the later rounds
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first step - get cap room. protecting drew is priority #1

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So Brees' enormous salary has robbed us of another lineman huh?
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Our pass protection is not based on a super left tackle; but David Quessenberry in the third is the way to geaux...
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So Brees' enormous salary has robbed us of another lineman huh?
Over time his contract is going to rob us of a lot of good players!! Bushrod did enough but I feel we could do better.
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So Brees' enormous salary has robbed us of another lineman huh?
And the ability to sign quality FA defensive players! The salary Cap situation is going to make things ugly in a couple of years. Where are we going to get the money to pay some other players that will want to get paid. Charles Brown at LT and Strief at RT is scary! Just may happen.
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Have fun in Chicago J Bush.
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