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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; But Oak, those are "facts" -- and we have to give the MOON to Jimmy. We have to. Everyone else on the team will have to go!!! Because, you know, Jeff Duncan wrote an article that said we should give ...

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Old 09-24-2013, 09:35 AM   #21
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But Oak, those are "facts" -- and we have to give the MOON to Jimmy. We have to. Everyone else on the team will have to go!!! Because, you know, Jeff Duncan wrote an article that said we should give Jimmy the MOON.

This is the Graham contract situation in a nutshell, according to some people:


Brees = eleventy billion impossible $$$ in 2014
League minimum 420,000 x 51 players = 21,420,000
Rest goes to Graham.

$122 million (cap) -$18.4 Brees - $21.4 mill for the rest of the team = $82.2 Million for Graham. And that may not be enough!!!!!! We have to give Jimmy THE MOON!!!!
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:28 AM   #22
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Re: New Orleans Saints make initial contract offer to tight end Jimmy Graham

We always seem to push negotiations to the last minute to make sure the player doesn't get hurt or forget how to play.
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Bout time they get to jimmy. Not really concerned about the cap. Considering the defense is playing pretty decent, I can see vilma and smith being gone next year. And if not, they will have to resign for significantly less. Also, Harper could also be in that discussion of being cut loose although I feel the FO wants to keep him if possible.
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OR maybe it helps Jimmy concentrate more...
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Re: New Orleans Saints make initial contract offer to tight end Jimmy Graham

Originally Posted by Rugby Saint II View Post
We always seem to push negotiations to the last minute to make sure the player doesn't get hurt or forget how to play.
Correct, It's managing liability, and getting value while you can.

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Bout time they get to jimmy. Not really concerned about the cap. Considering the defense is playing pretty decent, I can see vilma and smith being gone next year. And if not, they will have to resign for significantly less. Also, Harper could also be in that discussion of being cut loose although I feel the FO wants to keep him if possible.
If you are not worried about next years cap it is because you have not looked at next years cap. Here, let me give you reason.

We are already 122M into next years Cap Space. Now read through the list below and see all of the names not represented in that 122M. Adjusted Salary Cap this year was 125 because we had 2.7M rollover. We have nothing to roll into 2014. If it goes up it will be maybe 126M
New Orleans Saints Salary Cap - 2014 Breakdown



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Re: New Orleans Saints make initial contract offer to tight end Jimmy Graham

Originally Posted by saintsfan1976 View Post
OR maybe it helps Jimmy concentrate more...
It will help him concentrate... On his contract.

If you were 26 years old and held a 30M lottery ticket in your hand where would your concentration be?
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Re: New Orleans Saints make initial contract offer to tight end Jimmy Graham

Well, Vilma and Smith won't be on next year's team. So there is your cap space for Grambeaux!
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Pay the man. Don't give him an opportunity to walk away. Drew will take a paycut next year. The rest of our big contracts: Smith, Vilma, and Harper will probably be gone. We'll be fine. I'm starting to want to keep Malcolm and Harper, but at a much cheaper price.
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Re: New Orleans Saints make initial contract offer to tight end Jimmy Graham

Getting rid of Smith and Vilma's contracts will help a lot. If they are resigned it will be for a lot less money.
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Well, Vilma and Smith won't be on next year's team. So there is your cap space for Grambeaux!
No brother... That 122M for 2014 does not include Vilma and Smith.

That 122M we have consumes next year/2014 is only 40 players and a practice squad.

Thats the reason i said read through the 2014 cap list and see all of the players not on it.
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