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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; In a shocker, Champ Bailey was released by the New Orleans Saints. The Saints also do not have any kicker on the roster as they released both Shayne Graham and Derek Dimke... A league source tells PFT that the Saints ...

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Old 08-30-2014, 04:53 PM   #1
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In a shocker, Champ Bailey was released by the New Orleans Saints. The Saints also do not have any kicker on the roster as they released both Shayne Graham and Derek Dimke...

A league source tells PFT that the Saints have released Bailey, perhaps one of the dayís biggest surprises.

They were clearly in need of someone to shore up the position, and gave him $500,000 guaranteed on a two-year deal. Figuring the 12-time Pro Bowler would add some legitimacy to a shaky secondary, it seemed like a reasonable investment.

Bailey will turn 36 in June, and itís uncertain if anyone will give him an opportunity, considering how cornerback-needy the Saints were.

The Saints also terminated the contracts of veteran wide receiver Robert Meachem, linebacker Keyunta Dawson, kicker Shayne Graham and tackle Thomas Welch, while waiving center Matt Armstrong, Derrius Brooks, cornerback Brandon Coleman, linebacker Todd Davis, kicker Derek Dimke, cornerback Terrence Frederick, wide receiver Charles Hawkins, tight end Nic Jacobs, guard Marcel Jones, wide receiver Seantavious Jones, tackle Tavon Rooks, running back Derrick Strozier, Lawrence Virgil, cornerback Trevin Wade, safety Pierre Warren and guard Jason Weaver.

That leaves them with no kickers at the moment, but there are a number of viable veterans on the market.
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No kickers? This is interesting
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no kicker is getting old. the saints need to get serious about this position. ever since heartly hurt his hip we have been playing this game. a playoff team needs a good kicker.
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no kicker is getting old. the saints need to get serious about this position. ever since heartly hurt his hip we have been playing this game. a playoff team needs a good kicker.
maybe that's why they released both of them? They're getting serious and the two we had were not the answer
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No kicker is ballsy even for Coach Payton.

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Such drama...

Meachem is a bigger turn up for me. I thought he looked ok.

As for Champ, I suspect the kids drained Bailey for all he was worth, which is fair enough, but i'd have like to have seen him stick around. ..
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In a way, I like that we gave up on Bailey. We gambled, lost, but aren't going to spend half a season trying to fix it.

I am not so sure about the going for two on every EP, but we'll see I guess.
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I am not so sure about the going for two on every EP, but we'll see I guess.
no way they are going to do that; everyone knows we'll have a kicker...
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WE HAD THE MAN IN KASAY.... but we had to let him go for Shankley!!!

CALL KASAY OUT OF RETIREMENT!!! I'm sure he can kick until he's almost 50!!!!!!
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