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Old 02-20-2013, 06:29 PM   #1
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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?

I thought we were 20 mill over?

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

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Old 02-20-2013, 06:31 PM   #2
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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?
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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.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:02 PM   #4
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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
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Re: Salary cap not as bad as some think. According to ESPN.

Originally Posted by RaginCajun83 View Post
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.
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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?

I thought we were 20 mill over?

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

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Originally Posted by Danno View Post
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
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Originally Posted by RaginCajun83 View Post
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?!?
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Why not? Saints have done that for years now with Bushrod and Strief starting at tackle
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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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