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Old 03-05-2015, 03:00 AM   #1
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Saints 2015 Cuts/Trades/Signings

Thought it might be handy to roll all the upcoming changes into one thread.

With talk of cutting/trading some of the bigger contracts i just had a quick look at the costs. As it stands we are 20ml+ over the cap. If we cut the players below we are still 3ml over due to dead money
Junior
Grubbs (june 1st cut)
Bunkley
Hawthorne
Thomas (already gone)
Bush
Lofton (june 1st)

Restructuring Evans and Colston and resigning Cam long term gets the team under and enough to sign most of the rookies but leaves massive holes to fill.

The line would be
Armstead-Kelemente-Lelilto-Evans-Strief

Which isnt great

Front 7

Ebebali-Knox-Franklin-Haralson
--Hicks------Jordan----Jordan

Which is a joke.


And no money without Brees contract being redone that i can see.


Going to be a intetesting few weeks leading up to and including free agency and the draft
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We don't have the money to spend in free agency..........we need to make some significant cuts. Oh yes, cut P Rob now!
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You cant cut players not under contract
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Looks like we're definitely getting rid of Hawthorne:


What a disappointing signing that turned out to be. He looked like a potential beast in Seattle and seemed to never really get going here.
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Originally Posted by lee909 View Post
Thought it might be handy to roll all the upcoming changes into one thread.

With talk of cutting/trading some of the bigger contracts i just had a quick look at the costs. As it stands we are 20ml+ over the cap. If we cut the players below we are still 3ml over due to dead money
Junior
Grubbs (june 1st cut)
Bunkley
Hawthorne
Thomas (already gone)
Bush
Lofton (june 1st)
Lofton will be cut or traded before June 1st.
Bunkley and Colston restructured/took a pay cut.
Hawthorne is reported to be just about gone.

For the last time; everyone needs to stop thinking we can cut JR. He has 16.2 mil in dead money. He has more dead money then his cap number for the year. There are only two solutions for him; A) He gets traded which saves us 10+ mil or B) He restructures which would be up to him and would save us 10+ mil.

I don't think anyone will trade for JR considering his awful contract, so the only real option is to restructure which will depend on him being willing to do so.
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I know that we cant cut Junior.
I see i didnt explain it there properly. I have said in many threqds that he isnt cutable this year.
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Am a little concerned we haven't heard anything yet on Evans' contract...

New Orleans Saints trying to restructure Jahri Evans? - ESPN

Saints really need to replace Grubbs and if Evans and representation remain stubborn, Brees will have to buy his own guards...
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Saints FA status summed up as we head into the final 24hrs before FA is set to begin:

Saints free agency scorecard - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN

The New Orleans Saints are still an estimated $12 million to $15 million over the salary cap after the latest flurry of moves over the past three days. Here’s a look at what they’ve done so far and what could come next as we get closer to the start of the new league year and free-agent signing period on Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET:

Re-signed free agents:
RB Mark Ingram (4 years, $16 million per source.)
QB Luke McCown (1 year, $1.05 million. $665,000 cap cost.)
LB Parys Haralson (1 year, $950,000. $665,000 cap cost.)
S Jamarca Sanford (1 year, terms undisclosed.)
K Shayne Graham (1 year, $980,000. $595,000 cap cost.)

Agreed to pay cuts to stay:
WR Marques Colston (terms undisclosed)
DT Brodrick Bunkley (similar to last year's total of $1.65 million in salary and bonuses, per source; expected savings of nearly $3 million from original scheduled salary)

Restructured bonus without pay cut:
S Jairus Byrd

Veterans released:
RB Pierre Thomas

Potential for release, trade or pay cut:
G Ben Grubbs
G Jahri Evans
OLB Junior Galette
LB Curtis Lofton
LB David Hawthorne
CB Corey White

Potential for restructured bonus:
TE Jimmy Graham
Galette
Lofton

Unsigned unrestricted free agents:
C Jonathan Goodwin
WR Robert Meachem
CB Patrick Robinson
LB Ramon Humber
LB Moise Fokou
DL Brandon Deaderick

Unsigned restricted free agents:
DL Tyrunn Walker
RB Travaris Cadet
OT Bryce Harris

Potential free-agent targets from other teams:
DL Kendall Langford, Rams (visiting Sunday/Monday, per ESPN Rams reporter Nick Wagoner)
CB Robert McClain, Falcons (Saints have inquired, according to ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure)

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From Ross Jones(Fox sports)

Also, other options for #Bills could be OG Jahri Evans and WR Percy Harvin if/when they become available.
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Originally Posted by lee909 View Post
You cant cut players not under contract
I am laughing so hard because I was thinking... wait we din't resign him
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