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The NFL advised general managers this week that it was projecting a salary cap in the neighborhood of $150 million for the 2016 season.

For the New Orleans Saints and other teams facing a cap squeeze, the news served as a reminder of the work that must be done to trim the payroll in the coming months.

The Saints have about $154 million allotted to 41 players under contract for 2016. They'll have to release players, negotiate pay cuts and restructure contracts in order to get under the cap and create space to pursue free agents and sign a draft class.

The Saints will make the numbers work, as they do every offseason. But they may have to make more sacrifices than usual this year.



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Old 12-03-2015, 07:17 PM   #2
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Re: New Orleans Saints salary cap squeeze

Loomis has really screwed us on this one.
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Re: New Orleans Saints salary cap squeeze

Wow, this again?

This is probably the best situation we've been in 5 years. Year after year Loomis re-works contracts to get us under the cap and affords us the capability to sign numerous key free agents.

Yet year after year people panic.

Loomis has this under control. If you doubt it you simply aren't paying attention, or you're dumber than a box of Cam Newtons.
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Old 12-03-2015, 07:30 PM   #4
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Never re-sign defensive players to sweet deals. Loomis made that mistake a couple of times. We got burned bad. It almost never works out. Once they get paid it's over.
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Old 12-03-2015, 07:42 PM   #5
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Colston is gone. Drew will fix that mess of a contract by extending it a year. 2 years 40 million total. Those 2 would save us about 13 million right there. Jordan will convert his to a signing bonus like they stated saving 4.8 million. That would cover the cap hit when the cut Browner. No way the cut of trade Morstead unless it is a must. He is without a doubt the best punter in the league but is a punter really worth 4.5 million?
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Old 12-03-2015, 07:45 PM   #6
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Re: New Orleans Saints salary cap squeeze

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Wow, this again?

This is probably the best situation we've been in 5 years. Year after year Loomis re-works contracts to get us under the cap and affords us the capability to sign numerous key free agents.

Yet year after year people panic.

Loomis has this under control. If you doubt it you simply aren't paying attention, or you're dumber than a box of Cam Newtons.
So are you waiting for 2018 and hoping Brees is in better shape than Favre at that age and won't play like a declining QB on his last legs?
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So are you waiting for 2018 and hoping Brees is in better shape than Favre at that age and won't play like a declining QB on his last legs?
No, I'm ridiculing people who panic over the cap every year.
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Old 12-04-2015, 02:05 AM   #8
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Re: New Orleans Saints salary cap squeeze

Repeat after me 2017 2017 2017 2017

huge off season. 30 million to Drew and SP is rumored out the door. I think we have the two biggest eggs inour basket right there. There is no room left till we deal with these two.

Drew does not redo that contract ... i will be at the end of my rope with him.
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or you're dumber than a box of Cam Newtons.
Is that even possible?
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Old 12-04-2015, 06:59 AM   #10
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Re: New Orleans Saints salary cap squeeze

Expressing concern over the salary cap is hardly panic; what I'd ask...

Have you seen the decline in this team these past five years?

Do you think there is no correlation whatsoever?!?

I'd like to see Drew return the faith he was shown when first signed with a questionable shoulder and a mid-tier quarterback BEFORE Payton's system...

C'mon Drew, be a winner like Brady and be a team player...
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