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pakowitz 01-06-2003 07:45 PM

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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