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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Agent's Take: Worst salary caps? Cowboys, Saints, Steelers lead way - CBSSports.com 2. New Orleans Saints Salary cap overage: $16,653,767 Adjusted salary cap: $126,944,911 The Saints can make significant headway with their cap situation by releasing 32-year-old Will Smith, who ...

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Old 12-21-2013, 01:13 AM   #1
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CBS Sports Article Points Out Saints 2014 Salary Cap Challenge

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2. New Orleans Saints

Salary cap overage: $16,653,767
Adjusted salary cap: $126,944,911

The Saints can make significant headway with their cap situation by releasing 32-year-old Will Smith, who is missing the season with a torn ACL. His release will take $11.55 million off the books. Safety Roman Harper was a rumored cap casualty in the offseason and $2.18 million of cap space will be created if the Saints part ways with him before his $650,000 roster bonus is due on the third day of the league year (March 13)...

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In the offseason I remember hearing Paul Kruger almost signed with the Saints before signing with the Browns, imagine how horrid that cap would be. However that would be a scary front seven!
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Old 12-21-2013, 07:45 AM   #3
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Drew Brees has the largest cap number on the team at $18.4 million. His contract wasn't restructured this year and may be left alone again to avoid increasing his $26.4 million 2015 cap number.

remember this statement because i have a feeling when the FA market opens we need to post this response 100,000 times.

the only way i know to get around the deal is to make a completely new deal. anyone got any other tid bits of knowledge on this topic?

You have that and then there is the list of fA we need to deal with/replace in 2014


Malcolm Jenkins

Jonathan Vilma

Zach Strief

Brian De La Puente

Jimmy Graham

Parys Haralson

Charles Brown

Tom Johnson

Robert Meachem

Kenyon Coleman

Will Herring

Ramon Humber

Isa Abdul-Quddus

Joseph Morgan

Rafael Bush

Jed Collins

Luke McCown

Bryce Harris

Keyunta Dawson

Trevin Wade

Edit away but if you thought last season was fun you have not seen a thing yet. i still say the best way around a cap issue is deal with in the draft. trade and get picks for younger cheaper talent. cheaper being the prime word here. Pats have been doing it for years and getting away with it. even this year they survived.

live watch and learn. this will be a blast in 2014

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Old 12-21-2013, 07:59 AM   #4
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Resign Strief, Collins, Haralson, and Rafael Bush. Do whatever needs to be done to keep Graham. If that means tagging him, so be it.

Wouldn't mind to see the rest leave.
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Resign Strief, Collins, Haralson, and Rafael Bush. Do whatever needs to be done to keep Graham. If that means tagging him, so be it.

Wouldn't mind to see the rest leave.
X2 and keep McCown he is a decent backup incase Brees goes down
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X2 and keep McCown he is a decent backup incase Brees goes down
Payton has rarely kept three spots for quarterbacks in his history here in New Orleans, so as Griffin progresses, I don't see us keeping three quarterbacks...
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Originally Posted by hagan714 View Post
Drew Brees has the largest cap number on the team at $18.4 million. His contract wasn't restructured this year and may be left alone again to avoid increasing his $26.4 million 2015 cap number.

remember this statement because i have a feeling when the FA market opens we need to post this response 100,000 times.

the only way i know to get around the deal is to make a completely new deal. anyone got any other tid bits of knowledge on this topic?

You have that and then there is the list of fA we need to deal with/replace in 2014


Malcolm Jenkins

Jonathan Vilma

Zach Strief

Brian De La Puente

Jimmy Graham

Parys Haralson

Charles Brown

Tom Johnson

Robert Meachem

Kenyon Coleman

Will Herring

Ramon Humber

Isa Abdul-Quddus

Joseph Morgan

Rafael Bush

Jed Collins

Luke McCown

Bryce Harris

Keyunta Dawson

Trevin Wade

Edit away but if you thought last season was fun you have not seen a thing yet. i still say the best way around a cap issue is deal with in the draft. trade and get picks for younger cheaper talent. cheaper being the prime word here. Pats have been doing it for years and getting away with it. even this year they survived.

live watch and learn. this will be a blast in 2014
In my opinion, the only reason the pats have gotten away with it doing it for years, is the rest of the division sucks.

As far as your list IMO, Vilma is gone as a player, although he could be hired as a coach, Meachem is released, decent chance BDLP is gone as well.
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Old 12-21-2013, 11:30 AM   #8
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Long list, but not nearly as bad as it looks.
Some guys will go, some tendered, some will have decide if they want to Saints, or take $200K more somewhere else: Collins, McCown, Humber, etc. We are not an old team, except for (gasp) Drew, so we will be a contender again next year, and these guys who occupy roster spots 45-53 will have to make a decision

Strief is a must sign, Graham will likely get tagged, and DLP, Brown, Meachem and Harris are cheap
Jenkins? who knows? nothing would surprise me
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Old 12-21-2013, 11:34 AM   #9
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Some of you think Graham will just get tagged but which tag is the real question IMO.
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I dont think Graham does get tagged,it will be cheaper to give him a deal with a decent signing bonus and push the money back a year or two
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