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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Greer was too expensive to be a nickel corner. It was a necessary move. Nobody said we can't resign Greer for less later on if nobody else signs him and he bounces back from the torn ACL. Exactly....

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Old 02-12-2014, 06:37 PM   #21
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Greer was too expensive to be a nickel corner. It was a necessary move.

Nobody said we can't resign Greer for less later on if nobody else signs him and he bounces back from the torn ACL.
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Old 02-12-2014, 06:42 PM   #22
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Re: Saints begin cap cutting(Greer,Harper,Smith,Vilma)

This is great news, just get rid of Jenkins now
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Hate to see Harper, Greer, and Vilma go all are class acts and good people. I hope we can get Grimes or Verner to help Lewis out and sign Jimmy as a TE for starters.
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So, if they are cut by us today, when is the date we can resign... June 1 or later?
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I hope this a strategy to sign him back at cap friendly salary (Greer). Greer is too great to lose
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I hope this a strategy to sign him back at cap friendly salary (Greer). Greer is too great to lose
We have no idea how or even if he will ever recover. Smart move. They will keep an eye on his rehab and see what he's worth.
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Lets them test the market and be available in case they want to come back.

An early cut is only fair and I don't expect less from this organization
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Tom Benson, Mickey Loomis, and Sean Payton had this to say today regarding the cuts:

“I would like to thank Jabari, Roman, Will and Jonathan for their contributions on and off the field for the New Orleans Saints over the past several years,” said Saints Owner/Chairman of the Board Tom Benson. “All four of them played important roles in the success of our club and were great players and teammates. In addition, all of them made a significant impact in our community, especially with our youth and helping serve the less fortunate. On behalf of our organization and our fans, we appreciate everything that they have done for us and wish them continued success.”

“These were not easy decisions to make,” said Loomis. “Since we acquired them, Jabari, Roman, Will and Jonathan have all been excellent players on the field for us. Each of them were integral parts in turning this program around and winning a Super Bowl. They were a great example to our players as team leaders in the locker room as well. Will and Roman were two of the better draft picks we have made. Jonathan Vilma has been one of our best trades ever and Jabari Greer has been one of our best free agent signings. These are the kinds of players and people you hope to acquire. However, a new NFL year is about to begin and, with the start of free agency in March, these difficult moves allow us to position our team under the salary cap to move forward for 2014.”

“I have coached and been around a lot of great players and I put these four guys right there at the top,” said Saints Head Coach Sean Payton. “Jabari, Roman, Will and Jonathan all represent and epitomize what we look for in our players. These are disciplined, smart, tough and team-oriented individuals. They all played an important role in helping this team and this city win its first Super Bowl and they have all enjoyed multiple playoff appearances and wins.”
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We could still sign Harper and Greer back at a lot lower prices if they would agree. I wish them all the best of luck.
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They will bring Greer back if hes available later on, but I cant argue with dumping Smith, Harper, and Vilma, those 3 have been thorns in our sides since 2010 season.
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