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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; La Canfora also reported that the Saints have offered new, discounted deals to defensive end Will Smith and linebacker Jonathan Vilma that would allow them to stay. So they aren't restructures, they're new deals at a lowered amount. I'd imagine ...

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Old 02-28-2013, 07:52 AM   #21
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La Canfora also reported that the Saints have offered new, discounted deals to defensive end Will Smith and linebacker Jonathan Vilma that would allow them to stay.

So they aren't restructures, they're new deals at a lowered amount. I'd imagine they'll do the same with Harper and perhaps Greer?
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Re: Restructuring of Contracts Consequences and Repercussions Thread

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So they aren't restructures, they're new deals at a lowered amount. I'd imagine they'll do the same with Harper and perhaps Greer?

Lets just hope that they're severe enough pay cuts , so that if they stay they'll no longer be overpaid ($3M/per) or if they choose not to sign the new contracts they'll end up seeking a new employer at the end of all of this.
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Benson must have figured out that you can't take it with you.
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Cut Smith and Vilma and be done with it. Smith would be overpaid at the vet minimum and Vilma just doesn't fit in the 3-4.
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Cut Smith and Vilma and be done with it. Smith would be overpaid at the vet minimum and Vilma just doesn't fit in the 3-4.
What makes you think Vilma doesn't fit in the 3-4?

He's ideal for the WILB spot.
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What makes you think Vilma doesn't fit in the 3-4?
The Saints could and have done worse for sure. But, his size, age, injury concerns and large salary are just not a great fit for the team. A 3-4 ILB has to shed blocks well. Vilma doesn't. Not discounting the fact that he brings heart, effort and valuable experience to the table. Give him a shot at the vet minimum with incentives. Otherwise, it's time to move on.
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The Saints could and have done worse for sure. But, his size, age, injury concerns and large salary are just not a great fit for the team. A 3-4 ILB has to shed blocks well. Vilma doesn't. Not discounting the fact that he brings heart, effort and valuable experience to the table. Give him a shot at the vet minimum with incentives. Otherwise, it's time to move on.
His size is fine, so is his age. We're restructuring his large salary so that probably won't be an issue. The 3-4 WILB isn't any different than a 4-3 WLB so he won't be shedding blocks any more than he did in the 4-3.

Lofton is the one who'll now be taking on the OG's with regularity. I'm more worried about him than Vilma.

The LB best suited for that SILB role is actually Martez Wilson.
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What's the latest with Ellis?
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What's the latest with Ellis?
He just bought a Ferrarri.
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He just bought a Ferrarri.
Now maybe he'll be able to catch a quarterback.
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