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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; The New Orleans Saints are about $850,000 under the salary cap after their flurry of trades and free-agent moves. They’ll likely need about $2 million more to sign their draft picks, plus additional space if they plan to add any ...

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Old 03-31-2015, 04:33 PM   #1
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The New Orleans Saints are about $850,000 under the salary cap after their flurry of trades and free-agent moves. They’ll likely need about $2 million more to sign their draft picks, plus additional space if they plan to add any more free agents above the minimum salary.

Remember, only the top 51 salary-cap figures count against a team during the offseason (plus dead money).

Here is how the Saints are allocating their resources this year on offense, according to ESPN Stats & Information:


Quarterback

Number of players on roster: 3

Percentage of team’s salary-cap space: 21.2 percent

Total cap charge: $27.6 million

NFL average: $13.3 million

Biggest cap hit: Drew Brees, $26.4 million

Biggest bargains: Luke McCown, $665,000; Ryan Griffin, $520,000

Thoughts: Brees’ number is gigantic (the second biggest in the NFL behind Tony Romo). But remember that the Saints structured it this way on purpose when they signed him to a five-year, $100 million deal in 2012. They needed cap space in the early years of Brees' deal, and they had time to prepare for when the cap charges would balloon in 2015 and 2016.

I have no problem with that, especially since the NFL’s cap has been increasing rapidly over the past two years. Brees was well worth the total value of his deal -- which actually ranks fifth now in the NFL in average per year (behind Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger, Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco).

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Old 03-31-2015, 06:13 PM   #2
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Re: Saints salary-cap breakdown: Offense

Before anyone says anything about Drew Brees's contract....

Matt Stafford
Tony Romo
Matt Ryan
Sam Bradford
Aaron Rodgers

All have more guaranteed money than Drew Brees. And who makes just $2 M less than Drew? Jay Culter. Think about that...

Every other category we're at or under the NFL average.

Can't wait to see what the defense cap hit is...
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Does anybody know who Neale Donald Walsch is?

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Old 04-01-2015, 08:35 PM   #4
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Personally, I've never felt like he was over paid.......extremely well paid. Yes. But he earned every penny and will get an extension next year if he's still playing well behind the newly rebuilt offensive line.

Besides that he came here on a cheap contract that he outperformed in and played to the end of the life of the contract.
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