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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Yeah, but we can no longer afford to miss on our high picks, especially at running back... There's enough affordable talent at RB in free agency that would be more than effective in this offense with the offensive line reinforced......

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Old 02-20-2015, 09:27 AM   #21
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Yeah, but we can no longer afford to miss on our high picks, especially at running back...

There's enough affordable talent at RB in free agency that would be more than effective in this offense with the offensive line reinforced...
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Old 02-20-2015, 09:54 AM   #22
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Galette: Due a $12.5 million roster bonus. By converting to signing bonus, it will save $10 million against the 2015 cap by spreading it out over five years.

Byrd: Due a $6 million roster bonus. By converting to signing bonus, it will save $4.8 million against the 2015 cap by spreading it out over five years.

Graham: Due a $5 million roster bonus. By converting to signing bonus, it will save $3.33 million against the 2015 cap by spreading it out over three years.

Lofton: Due a $4.5 million roster bonus. By converting to signing bonus, it will save $2.25 million against the 2015 cap by spreading it out over two years.

Total savings: $20.38 million

That leaves another $6 million-plus the Saints must trim by March 10 by either releasing players, working out pay cuts or restructuring current deals. They have plenty of options

Simple redos for sure.
Colston restructure
Evans restructrue

Grubbs restructure? hard call next year his dead money is next to nothing. i say draft and stick it out one more year unless training camp proves we upgraded in the draft.

and/or

Brees does not restructure up on the trading block he goes. jets? cleveland?

Sign Brian Hoyer and stock pile the picks for 2016 and go after Connor Cook

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Who has hacked Hagans account?
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Who has hacked Hagans account?
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All I know is that we're screwed!
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A week and a half to go... Hopefully we start hearing some news soon. Knowing Loomis though we'll hear nothing until the morning of March 10th.
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All I know is that we're screwed!
We've mortgaged the future for Brees; makes sense, but I still don't like it...
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We've mortgaged the future for Brees; makes sense, but I still don't like it...
Fine with mortgaging for a future first ballot HOF'er.

Now we need to beef up the insurance policy - his protection.
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Old 03-03-2015, 07:08 PM   #29
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Adam Schefter expects #Saints to restructure Marques Colston’s deal Adam Schefter expects Saints to restructure Marques Colston's deal - Black and Gold

there's some saved money already
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Old 03-03-2015, 07:18 PM   #30
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Yeah, they were just reporting that on WWL-TV during the 5 o'clock sports cast...
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