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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Don't understand why the need for another DT when we've got good ones already on the roster... Where was the need to spend money on DTs when there were better choices earlier in Free Agency?!? Twitter...

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Old 08-16-2016, 09:24 AM   #821
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Don't understand why the need for another DT when we've got good ones already on the roster...

Where was the need to spend money on DTs when there were better choices earlier in Free Agency?!?


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Old 08-16-2016, 09:27 AM   #822
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do not panic. I agree.
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Old 08-16-2016, 10:26 AM   #823
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Wow there's a surprise!
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Old 08-16-2016, 11:06 AM   #824
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Wow there's a surprise!



Yeah, I just posted this on another thread in the Saints-NFL forum...

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Old 08-16-2016, 01:49 PM   #825
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Hey, look SJB is available!

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SJB waived? ... a shocker .
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Old 08-17-2016, 10:17 AM   #827
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From Walter Football...

Aug. 12 Updates

Saints CB Cortland Finnegan: C Grade
The Saints signing a cornerback makes sense in the wake of losing Keenan Lewis to an injury. Unfortunately, there wasn't much out there. It's a bit sad that Cortland Finnegan was the best New Orleans could come up with.

I don't blame the Saints for signing Finnegan, who is completely done, but this "C" grade is more about not addressing the position in the offseason. New Orleans knew about Lewis' injury history, so failing to either sign or draft someone was an obvious mistake.

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Old 08-17-2016, 10:19 AM   #828
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And this is what Walter Football had for us on the Kuhn signing...

Aug. 6 Updates

Saints sign FB John Kuhn: B+ Grade
It's surprising that John Kuhn was floating around in free agency for so long. Kuhn, despite his age (34 in November), played very well this past season. He touched the ball just 15 times, but he was a very effective blocker for the Packers.

Signing Kuhn seems like a solid move for the Saints, worthy of a B+ grade. New Orleans didn't have a logical starting fullback, and Kuhn is certainly capable of filling that void. Mark Ingram has to like this move, though Kuhn might take some of his goal-line touches.

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Old 08-17-2016, 10:21 AM   #829
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For what we've paid Spiller to sit on the bench...

Eagles extend RB Darren Sproles (1 year, $4.5 million): C Grade
There were two signings I somehow missed yesterday, so I'll get to them now. This is the lesser of the two transactions, so I'll get to it first.

I can't say I understand this move. Sproles was set to become a free agent after this season, so why was it so imperative for the Eagles to keep him on for 2017 as well? Sproles performed well as a pass-catcher last year, logging 55 receptions, but he just turned 33 this summer. It's very reasonable to expect him to decline this upcoming year, so why would the Eagles want to be on the hook for $4.5 million in 2017 if that's the case? Why not just re-sign Sproles next spring if he continues to play well?

I'm not going to grade this too harshly because it's a transaction that could definitely work out, but it just doesn't seem too smart. Hence, a "C" feels appropriate.

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Old 08-17-2016, 10:29 AM   #830
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And this was the Robertson signing grade from Walter...

Saints sign ILB Craig Robertson (3 years, $5 million): B+ Grade
The Saints have made numerous questionable signings this offseason, senselessly throwing tons of money at pedestrian players like Coby Fleener and James Laurinaitis. This is definitely not like those moves, as I'm giving it a B+ instead of a Millen.

Bringing in Craig Robertson for less than $2 million annually is a solid deal. Robertson didn't play that well in 2015 because of a lingering foot injury, but he has been a decent player in the past. He can start, and he wouldn't be too much of a liability - he's actually probably better than Laurinaitis - but his main role will be as a sub-package linebacker who will help in coverage.

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