SAINTS' OFFSEASON OFFENSIVE BLUEPRINT
UFA: Unrestricted free agent - Can sign with any team.
RFA: Restricted free agent - Saints can match any offer.
ERFA: Exclusive rights free agent - Team has first option to retain.
NAME POSITION 2002 STATS CONTRACT 2003 CAP VALUE COMMENT
LeCharles Bentley Guard Started 13 games 2005 $610,000 Budding star; one of team building blocks.
Aaron Brooks Quarterback 3,572 yards 2006 $3,733,333 Team's fortunes rest on his shoulders.
John Carney Kicker 130 points UFA None He's wanted back for veteran exemption ($750,000).
Jake Delhomme Backup QB Two games UFA None Saints want him, but he may test market.
James Fenderson Backup RB 5.0 yards per carry, 1 TD 2003 $376,250 Solid special teams performer.
Spencer Folau Tackle Started 16 games 2003 $650,000 Will return as starter.
Jerry Fontenot Center Started 16 games UFA None Voided the final two years of his contract; his return is uncertain.
Lamont Hall Tight end 16 games, 1 start UFA None Team looking to upgrade; may not be re-signed.
Joe Horn Receiver 88 receptions 2004 $4,212,500 Returning Pro Bowler, but has made noise about contract.
Kevin Houser Deep snapper 16 games RFA None Likely to re-sign.
Kendyl Jacox Guard Started 16 games $1,365,000 Will return as starter.
Curtis Keaton Running back 6 games RFA None Team gave up fourth-round pick for him; will be re-signed.
Derrick Lewis Receiver 1 game 2003 $303,500 Has chance to be fourth receiver.
Michael Lewis Kick returner 2,647 yards ERFA $375,000 Team retains his rights; explosive Pro Bowl returner will be back.
Fred McAfee Running back 16 tackles, 1 blocked punt UFA None Special teams Pro Bowler; will be re-signed.
Deuce McAllister Running back 1,740 total yards 2006 $1,110,000 Returning Pro Bowler, NFC's leading rusher could become superstar.
Bubba Miller Center No games played UFA None Likely gone.
J.T. O'Sullivan Quarterback No games played 2004 $300,000 Will return.
Jerome Pathon Receiver 43 receptions 2005 $1,633,333 Recently signed, dependable player; will return.
Jake Reed Receiver 21 catches UFA None Can still make plays, may be re-signed.
Victor Riley Tackle 14 games, 2 starts 2004 $1,633,333 Potential starter.
Scott Sanderson Tackle Six games UFA None Team wants him back.
David Sloan Tight end 12 catches, 127 yards 2005 $1,300,000 May need knee surgery; Saints need more from returning starter.
Terrelle Smith Fullback 16 games, 9 starts RFA None May not be asked back.
Donte' Stallworth Receiver 13 games, 8 starts 2007 $1,138,333 Will be starter, expected to be a major contributor.
Kyle Turley Tackle Started 16 games 2003 $4,449,500 May be traded; team would absorb $1,060,000 cap hit.
Boo Williams Tight end 16 games, 3 starts RFA None Team seeks to upgrade position; his return is uncertain.
Wally Williams Backup guard 3 games 2003 $5,607,666 Because of base salary ($3.2 million) will be let go at a salary cap hit of $2.64 million (next two seasons).
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