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Old 03-10-2015, 06:09 PM   #11
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Draft Collins and ship out Grubbs
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Makes it interesting what we do now

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OL with #31?
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Old 03-10-2015, 07:25 PM   #13
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Makes it interesting what we do now

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Old 03-10-2015, 07:40 PM   #15
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Ed Daniels on NOLA TV says the Saints may trade Brees too and move up to take a QB.
What could we get for Brees anyway?

Hum....
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Anyone know cap swap/savings between Graham and Unger?
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Old 03-10-2015, 08:30 PM   #17
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From PFF:

Saints: Balanced Unger solidifies center spot
Ben Stockwell | March 10, 2015



There may be some consternation about the Saints giving up Jimmy Graham in this trade but they have at least acquired one of the league’s premier centers and upgraded a fourth round pick to a first round pick with it. Though fans won’t be swooning over Max Unger’s play-making ability, he ties down the center of the Saints’ line with a quality blocker in both the run and pass games.

This season injuries limited Unger to 385 snaps in the regular season but some punishing and consistent run blocking in those limited snaps ensured he finished as our No. 4 ranked center. Only twice in his nine starts last season did Unger grade below zero and he graded above +1.0 in six of those games. But for injury this season looked like being a match for Unger’s 2012 season where he earned a +31.1 overall grade, built around his run blocking where he never earned a run block grade below -1.0 all season long.

The loss of Graham will be felt in New Orleans and the Saints will need plans in place to replace him, but their offense has always been at its strongest when it has balance, and that balance is centered on their offensive line. With Jahri Evans starting to decline the Saints have moved to lock down their interior offensive line with the acquisition of Unger and having re-signed Mark Ingram we may yet see a re-emphasis of the running game in New Orleans this season.
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Old 03-10-2015, 08:47 PM   #18
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I am not surprised, I knew we had to make some cap room. However, I think we should have gotten A LOT MORE than a center with questionable health and a 1st rounder for a 4th rounder.
At the very least, we should not have needed to throw in the 4th rounder. It is difficult to believe that no one would have offered more than this.
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Old 03-10-2015, 08:59 PM   #19
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Caponomics of move: ($9M Graham dead money + $4.5M Unger contract) - ($11M Graham original cap hit) = Saints net loss of $2.5M '15 cap space

we lose 2.5 million this year but save 6.5 mil next year.

plus the last two years (2015 & 16) of Unger contract is not guaranteed so no dead money

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Old 03-10-2015, 09:01 PM   #20
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Going to have a lot of money to spend next year once the deals are cut.Holes to fill but the money will be there from what i can see
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