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hagan714 02-20-2013 06:29 PM

Salary cap not as bad as some think. According to ESPN.
 
Salary cap not as bad as some think. According to ESPN.
As of Friday, the Saints were about $13.5 million over the salary cap, but that was before linebacker Curtis Lofton restructured his contract. The Saints must be below the cap by March 12.

Lofton's cap figure was scheduled to be $7.1 million. But the Saints were able to drop that number to $3.1 million by replacing a scheduled $5 million roster bonus with a $5 million signing bonus that will be pro-rated over the remainder of the contract.

Information from ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas was used in this report.

http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcsouth/pos...n-in-cap-space


Lofton restructured we were less than 10 million over.
After the cuts put us around 7 million over.
Now if we are talking restructuring Smith and Vilma,

WAIT A MINUTE - STOP !!!!!

Would I trust ESPN's numbers? :shock:

I thought we were 20 mill over? :confused:

I think ESPN subtracted our cap savings in roster moves twice.

20 mill - 4 million from Lofton - 3 million in cuts so far = 13 million over

Restructure Smith, Vilma and we should getting real close. But more might be needed

Vilma $4.8 million in base salary and $8.6 million cap figure.
Smith $9 million base salary and $14.5 million cap figure.

http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcsouth/pos...ep-vilma-smith

Am i wrong? :dunce:

Did i miss something?:brood:

RaginCajun83 02-20-2013 06:31 PM

Re: Salary cap not as bad as some think. According to ESPN. As of Friday, the Saints were about $13.5 million over the salary cap, but that was before linebacker Curtis Lofton restructured his contract. The Saints must be below the cap by March 12.
 
Saints have Loomis, What me worry?

Danno 02-20-2013 06:50 PM

Re: Salary cap not as bad as some think. According to ESPN.
 
We were 20 mill over, and restructured/released several players.

But we still haven't signed a LT or Center. Thats probably a 6 million adder right there.

RaginCajun83 02-20-2013 07:02 PM

Re: Salary cap not as bad as some think. According to ESPN.
 
DLP will come cheap, Bushrod will walk cause Loomis will laugh at his contract demands and a replacement will be found either in FA or draft

Danno 02-20-2013 07:04 PM

Re: Salary cap not as bad as some think. According to ESPN.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RaginCajun83 (Post 480960)
DLP will come cheap, Bushrod will walk cause Loomis will laugh at his contract demands and a replacement will be found either in FA or draft

What do you consider cheap? He graded out as an excellent center this past year.

jeanpierre 02-20-2013 07:17 PM

Re: Salary cap not as bad as some think. According to ESPN.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hagan714 (Post 480946)
Salary cap not as bad as some think. According to ESPN.
As of Friday, the Saints were about $13.5 million over the salary cap, but that was before linebacker Curtis Lofton restructured his contract. The Saints must be below the cap by March 12.

Lofton's cap figure was scheduled to be $7.1 million. But the Saints were able to drop that number to $3.1 million by replacing a scheduled $5 million roster bonus with a $5 million signing bonus that will be pro-rated over the remainder of the contract.

Information from ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas was used in this report.

http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcsouth/pos...n-in-cap-space


Lofton restructured we were less than 10 million over.
After the cuts put us around 7 million over.
Now if we are talking restructuring Smith and Vilma,

WAIT A MINUTE - STOP !!!!!

Would I trust ESPN's numbers? :shock:

I thought we were 20 mill over? :confused:

I think ESPN subtracted our cap savings in roster moves twice.

20 mill - 4 million from Lofton - 3 million in cuts so far = 13 million over

Restructure Smith, Vilma and we should getting real close. But more might be needed

Vilma $4.8 million in base salary and $8.6 million cap figure.
Smith $9 million base salary and $14.5 million cap figure.

http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcsouth/pos...ep-vilma-smith

Am i wrong? :dunce:

Did i miss something?:brood:

Hagan, as a former Louisiana Boy you know they lie worse than the debil...

RaginCajun83 02-20-2013 07:32 PM

Re: Salary cap not as bad as some think. According to ESPN.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Danno (Post 480962)
What do you consider cheap? He graded out as an excellent center this past year.

1 mil, 2 mil tops, but center is normally one of the least glamorous positions on the team and most teams don't break the bank for one

jeanpierre 02-20-2013 07:50 PM

Re: Salary cap not as bad as some think. According to ESPN.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RaginCajun83 (Post 480970)
1 mil, 2 mil tops, but center is normally one of the least glamorous positions on the team and most teams don't break the bank for one

So you have a twenty million dollar mansion - you're gonna put some chicken wire fence with tie straps and two $5 plastic potted plants from WalMart Garden Center in front of it?!?

RaginCajun83 02-20-2013 08:00 PM

Re: Salary cap not as bad as some think. According to ESPN.
 
Why not? Saints have done that for years now with Bushrod and Strief starting at tackle

jeanpierre 02-20-2013 08:08 PM

Re: Salary cap not as bad as some think. According to ESPN.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RaginCajun83 (Post 480980)
Why not? Saints have done that for years now with Bushrod and Strief starting at tackle

Expect the Hatfields and Jones on your porch ready to eat your Lunch!


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