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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; who has had their pay day and now would want to end it all with a ring? thats the type of options we have due to the cap. Maurice Jones-Drew has always jumped out at me and how would you ...

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Old 01-27-2014, 09:47 AM   #81
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who has had their pay day and now would want to end it all with a ring? thats the type of options we have due to the cap.

Maurice Jones-Drew has always jumped out at me and how would you reshuffle to get him in the mix?

i think he might do min salary and would welcome the rotation and his skill set fit perfect with the saints.

just throwing it out there
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:49 AM   #82
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Maurice Jones-Drew has always jumped out at me and how would you reshuffle to get him in the mix?
I think he is looking for a payday. If we are going to spend like drunken sailors let's go after Charles Tillman.
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:59 AM   #83
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I think he is looking for a payday. If we are going to spend like drunken sailors let's go after Charles Tillman.
Maurice Jones-Drew is signed for 5 years / $31.10 million with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He is making $4.95 million in 2013

i think he had his pay day but length of contract may be a sticking point.

RB in the Draft looks to be loaded also. i would call to see for the fun of it. plus what a can of worms that would open up here
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I don't know Hagan, I'd rather have Chris Johnson than MJD...
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Top 5 Free Agents I would like the Saints to sign. Any 2 of these would make me giggle.

1. Brian Orakpo- Butler comes back next year from his injury, but I would love to have a 3rd and long DL of Junior, Jordan, Orakpo, and Butler

2. Eric Winston/Roger Saffold- Whichever is cheaper, because I believe both will be cheaper than Strief

3. Hakeem Nicks- Injury slowed him down, but he would look good in our offense.

4. Alex Mack- Would be number 1 on my list, loved him coming out of college. But I think he will sign one of the richest center contracts, and we cant put all our money in the interior OL.

5. Walter Thurmond- Basically everyone but Greer has an issue for our CBs.

Don't know about Winston and Thurmond; but I'd like any of the others on this list...
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Old 01-29-2014, 11:29 AM   #86
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i am still looking deeper into the list an at veterans ending their careers wanting a ring after having there pay day. there are always a few of those.
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Orakpo has two subsequent tears in his chest muscle - pass

Eric Winston starting to look like he was overpaid all along - pass

Roger Saffold could play both Tackles, but can we afford him?!? - bump

Hakeem Nicks would not be affordable with what we're paying Colston; he's got a little Italian in him (Fragile); but a definite talent - pass

Alex Mack would be an A+ addition to this team; question is could we afford him?!? After signing Jimmy Graham, tendering Rafael Bush, he would be the guy I'd love to sign; a center named Mack - make it happen Saints!!!

Walter Thurmond's next suspension will be for a year - pass...
You have to remember that we can't be going after almost any of the top Free Agents, especially since we have to get under the cap first. Even with cutting Vilma and Smith, and restructuring Brees, we still have to sign our picks as well. Everyone here would love Mack, but it is not feasable, which is why he is 4th. Orakpo, even though he is injured, will go into FA because the Redskins will not franchise him, and he could be a steal. People sometimes suprise after being labeled injury prone. And Strief is going to get paid, so yes I believe these two would be worth paying less for. Whose to say Thurmond will do it again anyways?

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Don't know about Winston and Thurmond; but I'd like any of the others on this list...
These guys fit most the criteria we have: Cheap and at a position of need.
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Cheap and at a position of need.
Our 2014 free-agent motto!!!

I think the best we can hope for in free-agency is to maintain our current talent level, which was approximately one play away from the NFC Championship game.

We'll shuffle the talent level at some positions, add a few guys who were hurt last year, but I doubt we sign a Keenan Lewis type impact player.

Robinson will help at CB
Butler will help at OLB
Morgan will help at WR

and we need some 2nd/3rd year players to step it up a bit
Reddick
Toon
Tanner
Hill
Lelito (to perhaps replace DLP?)
Johnson (to perhaps replace Collins?)
Harris (to perhaps replace Strief)
Foster
Dawson
Rufus
White
Sweeting
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Considering Morgans track record for maintaining health, I am not putting any eggs in that basket.

3 seasons 11 games 10 receptions.

Ivory at least played in 24 games in 3 years.
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Source: Jimmy Graham leads top 25 NFL free agents for 2014 - NFL.com

*Free Agents Saints Should Target
I would say add Sam Shields (CB from Green Bay) to that list too. He is very underrated and Lewis + Shields (with Corey White as slot CB) would be amazing.
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