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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; The numbers on the left indicates the cap savings (gain) if we release the player after June 1, 2015. The numbers on the right indicates the dead money cap hit (loss) to release the player. Listed here are players who ...

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Old 01-04-2015, 03:27 PM   #1
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The numbers on the left indicates the cap savings (gain) if we release the player after June 1, 2015. The numbers on the right indicates the dead money cap hit (loss) to release the player.

Listed here are players who may be considered for contract reconstruction or possibly cut to save cap room. Something has to be done. What would you do here? If you make a cut, who would replace that player?

Jarhi Evans +$7,500,000 -$3,500,000
Ben Grubs +$6,600,000 -$3,000,000
Marques Colston +$7,000,000 -$3,000,000
Brodrick Bunkley +$4,500,000 -$1,612,000
David Hawthrone +$4,500,000 -$1,510,000
Pierrie Thomas +$2,150,000 -$415,000
Ben Watson +$1,500,000 -$400,000

Here are some players that could consider a contract reconstruction, but most people would be in favor of them not getting cut.

Drew Brews $26,400,000 (Cap Hit for 2015)
Curtis Lofton $9,000,000 (Cap Hit for 2015)

Would you resign any of our key free agents? Mark Ingram, Patrick Robinson?

Are there any players you would consider trading? Jimmy Graham, Jairus Byrd, Kenny Vaccaro?
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Re: $20 Million over the Cap in 2015. What would you do?

What would I do? Whatever Loomis would do.

Drew has said he'd restructure. Colston is a class act and the consummate Saint. What he isn't, (anymore) is a $7000000 receiver. A few more new deals and we are cap-compliant, no worries.

Loomis will find every nickel: Meachem and S. Graham weren't on the roster at final cuts, and both came back at a discount. It's just what the guy does
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Re: $20 Million over the Cap in 2015. What would you do?

Trade Byrd and Vaccaro; insanity I say!
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Welcome to B&G JonBoy
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Re: $20 Million over the Cap in 2015. What would you do?

Restructure (or reduce pay) Brees, Galette, Grubbs, Evans, Lofton, Colston and Bunkley to free up 40 million in cap space.
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Re: $20 Million over the Cap in 2015. What would you do?

Thanks for the friendly welcome. I've noticed there is a lot more optimism on this forum versus the one on the saintsreportforum.

Trust in Mickey! I like that Philosophy!
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Thanks for the friendly welcome. I've noticed there is a lot more optimism on this forum versus the one on the saintsreportforum.

Trust in Mickey! I like that Philosophy!
welcome aboard and yes we show no mercy but we never give up hope. many longtime fans here.

why cry over spilled milk anyways?
Just clean it up.
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Re: $20 Million over the Cap in 2015. What would you do?

been reading and doing some digging on this topic.

http://blackandgold.com/blogs/hagan7...er-budget.html

we are not as dead in the water as people make us out to be.

I also would like to thank the many posters here for making it easy to round up info. bang up job once again gang
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Old 01-04-2015, 05:28 PM   #9
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Re: $20 Million over the Cap in 2015. What would you do?

This is easy.

Restructure Brees, restructure Galette. BAM! You're right at the cap, and those were moves that Loomis set up well in advance knowing what he would need to do.

Cutting some dead weight in Hawthorne and Bunkley, then reworking Lofton and extending Cam Jordan to a reasonable deal (say 4 years, 32 million) puts you 8 million under the cap.

And those are just the no-brainer moves. The tougher decisions are still to be made, maybe you part ways with Colston, Grubbs, Evans or PT. But we'll have plenty of cap room either way with a minimum of quality players lost. We can easily be $15 million under by the start of free agency.
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you save more money cap wise restructuring Colston than cutting him.
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