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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Interesting names to look out for during FA ... Olivier Vernon - DE .. Jeff Ireland was responsible in drafting him while in Miami. Robert Ayers - DE .. played for Dennis Allen up in Denver. Vinny Curry - DE ...

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Old 01-21-2016, 06:57 PM   #91
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Interesting names to look out for during FA ...

Olivier Vernon - DE .. Jeff Ireland was responsible in drafting him while in Miami.
Robert Ayers - DE .. played for Dennis Allen up in Denver.
Vinny Curry - DE .... not a big name but he can play.

I don't expect anymore high priced FA's signed in New Orleans for 2016.
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Old 01-21-2016, 08:31 PM   #92
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I think offseason priority should be Armstead extension. Definitely one of the best left tackles in the game.
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Old 01-22-2016, 05:28 AM   #93
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Damon Harrison leads the New York Jets list of undrafted free agents. - New York Jets Blog- ESPN

Winning the line of scrimmage has to be the priority...
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Old 01-22-2016, 09:34 AM   #94
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JP's Free Agent Shopping List:

NT Damon Harrison (Pair this guy in the middle and wow, things will sure turn around fast, for the better)
OG Ryan Wendell (Guy is a team captain and always has his sh*t squared away)
TE Rob Housler (Maybe just needs the right system, quarterback)
LB Danny Trevathan or LB Brandon Marshall* (Marshall is a *restricted free agent, Trevathan wasn't bad until replaced by Marshall - leverage?)
CB Tracy Porter (Reunion with Dennis Allen?)
K Nick Novak (We've got to get something better as a placekicker)
P Shane Lechler (He's been better than Morstead and could provide cap savings)


I'd resign these free agents:

QB Matt Flynn
RB Kendall Hunter
RB Tim Hightower
TE Ben Watson
TE Michael Hoomanawanui
CB Kyle Wilson
FS Raphael Bush

I'd Release the following for Cap Savings:

G Jahri Evans
OT Zach Strief
P Thomas Morstead

CB Brandon Browner is problematic, but as WillSaints81 pointed out, the Saints are probably locked in for another season because of contact/cap commitment...

Same with Jairus Byrd...

That doesn't mean we can't draft their replacements and have those younger players starting by season end when the likely injuries arrive...

I'd tag Armstead and get a favorable contract, I wouldn't be surprised if the Saints draft another offensive tackle and wait until next season to commit to Armstead; he's been a great tackle, but he's not gotten the accolades to boost his leverage...

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JP,what do you think of Ladarius Green or Dwayne Allen as a TE option?.
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Originally Posted by jeanpierre View Post
JP's Free Agent Shopping List:

NT Damon Harrison (Pair this guy in the middle and wow, things will sure turn around fast, for the better)
OG Ryan Wendell (Guy is a team captain and always has his sh*t squared away)
TE Rob Housler (Maybe just needs the right system, quarterback)
LB Danny Trevathan or LB Brandon Marshall* (Marshall is a *restricted free agent, Trevathan wasn't bad until replaced by Marshall - leverage?)
CB Tracy Porter (Reunion with Dennis Allen?)
K Nick Novak (We've got to get something better as a placekicker)
P Shane Lechler (He's been better than Morstead and could provide cap savings)


I'd resign these free agents:

QB Matt Flynn
RB Kendall Hunter
RB Tim Hightower
TE Ben Watson
TE Michael Hoomanawanui
CB Kyle Wilson
FS Raphael Bush

I'd Release the following for Cap Savings:

G Jahri Evans
OT Zach Strief
P Thomas Morstead

CB Brandon Browner is problematic, but as WillSaints81 pointed out, the Saints are probably locked in for another season because of contact/cap commitment...

Same with Jairus Byrd...

That doesn't mean we can't draft their replacements and have those younger players starting by season end when the likely injuries arrive...

I'd tag Armstead and get a favorable contract, I wouldn't be surprised if the Saints draft another offensive tackle and wait until next season to commit to Armstead; he's been a great tackle, but he's not gotten the accolades to boost his leverage...
Housler? No. If Palmer could not help him and TE production improves with Fells and Gresham that's a problem.
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Old 01-23-2016, 05:48 AM   #97
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JP,what do you think of Ladarius Green or Dwayne Allen as a TE option?.
Green...Ideal frame, but has never added the muscle bulk to match; Good speed and can beat most linebackers in space; Productive, reliable hands; Despite underwhelming bulk, he's a legit blocker and it's an advantage in that when he's in the game it's not a 'tell' that we'd be in pass mode; he did have a nagging ankle injury that requires offseason medical attention; he also had two (2) concussions and finished last season on IR; there is also the UL-Lafayette connection with James Willis, though Willis arrived after Green played, back channel inquiries, inside information can be huge in acquisitions, military family, he was born in Germany...

Here's the thing with Green, though Watson is older he's a proven fit for the Saints and I don't know that we could afford both Watson and Green - though those would be some interesting two-TE formations; and the other wildcard is the (x) Chargers will have to choose between Antonio Gates and Green; and Rivers likes his TEs so there's that possible bidding battle; and then Green Bay could be the dark horse as Rodgers wants what he wants...

Dwayne Allen has less than ideal size for what the Saints do; Admire that he's overcome extreme hardship in his life and to have the attitude that he has; unfortunately, he's been extremely injury prone and that unreliability week to week makes him an unlikely signee...
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Housler? No. If Palmer could not help him and TE production improves with Fells and Gresham that's a problem.
Carson Palmer < Drew Brees
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JP,what do you think of Ladarius Green
I'd be surprised if SD let him walk. Good young talent but he can't stay healthy as of late.
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Watching OG Ryan Wendell and LB Danny Trevathan today...
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