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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Was looking at the free agent guards for 2016... With the exception of Free Agent Patriot Ted Larsen, all the other guards are 'built' the same way... Big, strong and tall, and we have a guy like that who could ...

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Old 02-09-2016, 11:16 AM   #141
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Was looking at the free agent guards for 2016...

With the exception of Free Agent Patriot Ted Larsen, all the other guards are 'built' the same way...

Big, strong and tall, and we have a guy like that who could be kicked inside, Zach Strief...

One problem is, as a guard he wouldn't be able to pull and get to that second level as he's not the most nimble guy, but we pull with our tackles more than our guards...

The other is his height which could be a problem for Brees...

Guard is now a very big acquisition priority whether Free Agency, Draft or Trade...

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Old 02-09-2016, 01:07 PM   #142
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Spotrac has updated the projected cap numbers for 2016, with the official releases and moves (not including Browner) and we have ~1.8mil in cap space now available...


Browner has a a 6.3mil cap number with just over 5.3mil of that in dead money...

Browner must have really pulled a 180° in the locker room for the Saints to take that kinda hit...



Thomas Morestead has nearly a 4.5 mil cap number, with only 1.2 mil of that as dead money...

Dannel Ellerbe has a 5.9 mil cap number with no dead money attached...

Releasing Morestead and Ellerbe gives you add'l cap room of 9.2 mil which give you the space to sign Armstead to an extension (before he earns added leverage, i.e. All-Pro, ProBowl honors) and to upgrade that WLB position with Danny Trevathan or sign TE Ben Watson...

To gain another interior defensive lineman and an offensive guard before the draft, they'll need to have some visits with the agents for Drew (which Loomis probably should handle for fear of further butt-hurt) and Cam Jordan...

And releasing Jairus Byrd doesn't look like an option at the moment, but who knows...

Source: New Orleans Saints 2016 Salary Cap Table | Spotrac

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Old 02-11-2016, 08:30 PM   #143
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Geeez, we waste money in Free Agency like the New York Yankees!!!

2016 Saints Dead Cap Money

*As of 11 Feb 2016

Player NamePOSBaseSign BonusRoster BonusOption Bonus-Restruct BonusMiscDead CapCap HitCap %
Junior GaletteOLB-$2,100,000---$10,000,000--$12,100,0007.78
Jahri EvansG-$3,600,000---$1,500,000--$5,100,0003.28
David HawthorneILB-$760,000-$750,000-$750,000--$2,260,0001.45
Brodrick BunkleyDT-$900,000---$712,500--$1,612,5001.04
Erik LorigFB-$500,000------$500,0000.32
Stanley Jean-BaptisteCB-$482,448------$482,4480.31
Ramon HumberOLB-$167,000------$167,0000.11
Ronald PowellOLB-$84,432------$84,4320.05
Sean HickeyT-$6,667------$6,6670.00
Cyril LemonG-$4,000------$4,0000.00
Marcus Pierce-BrewsterLB-$4,000------$4,0000.00
R.J. HarrisWR-$3,600------$3,6000.00
Ashaad MabryDT-$3,600------$3,6000.00
Harold SpearsTE-$3,600------$3,6000.00
Total Cap Figures--$8,619,347-$750,000-$12,962,500--$22,331,84714.34


Source: http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/new-orleans-saints/cap/

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Old 02-11-2016, 09:39 PM   #144
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Erik Lorig FB - dead cap money $500,000

Fullback!!! lol
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Old 02-12-2016, 07:02 AM   #145
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Sure would like to have that dead cap space right now for free agency, we could sign at least three, maybe four of the following...

(1) NT Damon Harrison (NYJ)

(2) DE Malick Jackson (DEN)

(3) LB Danny Trevathan (DEN)

(4) RG J.R. Sweezy (SEA)*

(5) CB Tracy Porter (CHI)


*Previously G Alex Boone (SF)

...With our projected current cap space of $4,013,494...

Signing Armstead before all the All Pro or ProBowl accolades fall has got to be a priority!

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Old 02-12-2016, 07:44 AM   #146
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I would like Alex Boone. He is tough and nasty!
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Erik Lorig FB - dead cap money $500,000

Fullback!!! lol
I know; I'd like to see the Saints FA internal memos, notes and scouting reports that went into that signing...
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Old 02-12-2016, 12:36 PM   #148
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Cut Spiller. Sign Matt Forte. Trade Ingram. Cold blooded GM moves.
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Originally Posted by rezburna View Post
Cut Spiller. Sign Matt Forte. Trade Ingram. Cold blooded GM moves.
Mat Forte 2.0 = Lamar Miller (24 years old)

But we invested way too much money in RB position already.
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Mat Forte 2.0 = Lamar Miller (24 years old)

But we invested way too much money in RB position already.
I do like Lamar Miller a lot.
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