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JOESAM2002 03-09-2005 01:26 PM

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Saints | Bellamy Contract Breakdown - from
Wed, 9 Mar 2005 05:56:07 -0800

Updating previous reports, the three-year deal S Jay Bellamy signed with the New Orleans Saints has base salaries of $800,000 (2005), $850,000 (2006) and $800,000 (2007).

saintswhodi 03-09-2005 01:56 PM

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I saw that. $800,000? Is it just me or does that seem like too much for a potential backup S?

RDOX 03-09-2005 02:18 PM

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I saw that. $800,000? Is it just me or does that seem like too much for a potential backup S?
Not really. Remember that since Bellamy is old enough that his salary and his cap hit are vastly different. Another amount of creative accounting by the NFL. If you assume that T-Buck stays in the rotation and moves to Bellamy\'s spot, Bellamy takes Gleason\'s role or Mitchell does, you really have a player-coach in Bellamy. That also gives you insurance in case Jones or Smith get hurt. Not a bad move when you think of it.

A first in Saints history, a move that resembles making sense. What a concept???

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rAge 03-09-2005 02:21 PM

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There are many less-talented backups in the league getting paid a whole lot more. Paying a backup with potential to start (like bellamy) 800,000 is a very good deal.

LKelley67 03-09-2005 02:26 PM

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potential backup but he is <gulp> da man again. could he lead the team in tackles 3 years in a row? if so, i hope we will be talking about drafting matt lenhart this time next year.

saintswhodi 03-09-2005 02:28 PM

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Well, then I disagree. Although I can see where you guys are coming from, $800,000 for Bellamy seems exorbitant to me. He had one over his head year with us and has been exposed as old and slow, and rarely making plays these days. It\'s not gonna get better. And as far a fill in role, why the hell would I pay $800,00 for a fill in? If he is a player/coach, take off the uniform and go make $100,000 like any other position assistant. Keep Gleason.

papz 03-09-2005 02:33 PM

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He\'s still starting so the contract is justified. Even if he was a backup, it\'s still not bad because he would still see lots of playing time especially on running downs. What\'s the minimum for an NFL veteran with his senority? For a starting safety he\'s probably a bargain.

LKelley67 03-09-2005 02:39 PM

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The minimum salary structure for 2005 is as follows:

Years Salary
Rookies $230,000
Second-year players $305,000
Third-year $380,000
Fourth-year $455,000
Fifth- through seventh-year $540,000
Eighth- through tenth-year $665,000
10 or more years $765,000

saintswhodi 03-09-2005 02:41 PM

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Then I would rather have let him go and let Mitchell see the field more. And kept Gleason. I wondered why he was so quick to sign without even looking around. I guess I have my answer.

shadowdrinker 03-09-2005 02:47 PM

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Ultimately...he has earned that pay...

I\'m not a huge bellamy fan, but, he does produce in tackles...

Can\'t really let him go until we for sure have someone better to fill in...and even if we draft Davis..You have to have a back up plan...Holdouts, or Injuries are just a fact of the game now...

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