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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; With several hours to spare before Tuesday afternoon's deadline, the New Orleans Saints sliced their way to salary cap compliance -- unofficially at least. The latest NOLA.com estimate gives the Saints $2.39 million in breathing room. That total doesn't include ...

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With several hours to spare before Tuesday afternoon's deadline, the New Orleans Saints sliced their way to salary cap compliance -- unofficially at least.

The latest NOLA.com estimate gives the Saints $2.39 million in breathing room. That total doesn't include the pay cut accepted by veteran receiver Marques Colston. Nor does it include possible contract alterations -- or even outright releases -- for linebacker David Hawthorne and offensive linemen Jahri Evans and Ben Grubbs.

On Monday the Saints released veteran linebacker Curtis Lofton, freeing up $4.25 million in cap space. The team also converted edge rusher Junior Galette's roster bonus into a signing bonus, freeing up $10 million for 2015.

See the detailed salary cap numbers here for each player

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Old 03-09-2015, 10:43 PM   #2
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Good moves so far. Need to cut Hawthorne and restructure grubbs or evans.

I don't like the fact Brees hasn't been extended. To me that means this will be his last contract with the Saints.
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Be careful with this wish to cut Hawthorne, soon the team may find itself with more holes than they can effectively fill...
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Be careful with this wish to cut Hawthorne, soon the team may find itself with more holes than they can effectively fill...
I wouldn't be too sure about that. LB has been a thorn in the side of the D for far too long. Time to get younger & faster at the position
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I wouldn't be too sure about that. LB has been a thorn in the side of the D for far too long. Time to get younger & faster at the position


So you would be willing to possibly go into the draft with no starting ILB's? Hawthorne at the least adds depth.
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Be careful with this wish to cut Hawthorne, soon the team may find itself with more holes than they can effectively fill...
I don't know what you mean
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