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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by ChrisXVI https://twitter.com/nfldraftbites/st...89550610259969 OLB Melvin Ingram I am not holding my breath on. A one year wonder with 10.5 sacks and so - so edge setting skill set against the run is not what this team needs. An ...

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Old 02-05-2017, 06:07 AM   #111
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OLB Melvin Ingram I am not holding my breath on. A one year wonder with 10.5 sacks and so - so edge setting skill set against the run is not what this team needs. An every-down role player is what this team needs. I have to agree with this view point.

Ingram’s inconsistency is a huge part in why him being re-signed or let go is a real question. Whether it be the wild-tackling, his tendency to disappear from games, the “he almost got there” plays or the missed sacks, Ingram hasn’t been consistent enough to make his contract situation a no-brainer for the Chargers.

http://www.boltsfromtheblue.com/2017...-melvin-ingram

Now DE Andre Branch is another story. A multi-year deal that should not break the bank sounds good.Warning he played in the AFC East which is not the greatest division to judge defensive players/ The Teams in the AFC are not known for stellar OL play anymore and the revolving door at QB continues across the division. Do not get desperate. Stop and proceed with caution.

Let Byrd be a lesson to all.

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Old 02-05-2017, 12:24 PM   #112
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Originally Posted by jeanpierre View Post
I'd throw in Sterling Moore and Kuhn for FA's to retain as well...
We got Kuhn and I really like Moore and I think we'll keep him too.
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Old 02-05-2017, 01:38 PM   #113
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We got Kuhn and I really like Moore and I think we'll keep him too.
I beleive we are re-signing Kuhn to another year which makes me very happy to have a quality full back for Sean Payton. Kuhn is top notch and a great team player.
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Old 02-07-2017, 01:40 PM   #114
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Free agency negotiations begin in one month - March 7...

And on March 9th, teams can begin to sign those players...
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Old 02-07-2017, 02:20 PM   #115
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My favorite targets for the Saints' Top Ten Free Agent Targets:

1. RG Kevin Zeitler, 27

2. LG Andrew Norwell, 25

3. DE Chandler Jones, 27

4. CB A.J. Bouye, 26

5. CB Logan Ryan, 26

6. WR Willie Snead, 24

7. CB Sterling Moore, 26

8. DT Nick Fairley, 28

9. FB John Kuhn, 34 (signed) :bng:

10. LB Kiko Alonso, 27

Disclaimer: Again, don't expect to sign all from the list, but three or four of the top 6 would be great...

The top three and our key returning FAs would have me ...
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Old 02-07-2017, 05:45 PM   #116
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Nick Fairley DT NO 28 / 6'4' / 308 2011 / Rd. 1 (13) / DET / $765,000 (+ $2.235 million signing bonus), 2017: Free Agent
It appears the light finally has turned on for Nick. He sees the light. But has Nick learned to not over value his serves. This is my greatest fear. He will deamand so money he will price himself right out of town or hand tie the saints cap wise.

So what are our options?

Johnathan Hankins NY Giants 25 / 6'2' / 320 / 2013 / Rd. 2 (49) / NYG / $954,639, 2017: Free Agent
After signing players such as Olivier Vernon, Janoris Jenkins and Damon Harrison last offseason, the Giants don’t have much wiggle room to work with and Johnathan Hankins is likely to hit the free agent market.
At only 24 years old, Hankins could prove to be one of the best value signings this upcoming offseason. He’s proven that he can make his presence known as an interior pass rusher and his play against the run can be stout at times. A great fit in 4-3 schemes.
Johnathan Hankins Draft Profile

Kevin Zeitler RG Cincinnati Bengals 26 / 6'4' / 320 / Wisconsin / 2012 / Rd. 1 (27) / CIN / 2017: Free Agent
The Bengals are in a tight cap situation, so allowing Zeitler hit the open market may be the necessary decision.. He excels in both run blocking and pass blocking. He’s improved as a run blocker each season and didn’t allow a single sack in 2015.
5 yr(s) / $50,000,000
cash in big time as a free agent?

Ron Leary is a LG

Rick Wagner RT Baltimore Ravens 26 / 6'6' / 310 / Wisconsin / 2013 / Rd. 5 (168) / BAL
Baltimore Ravens are in a tight cap situation. one of the league's better right tackles
$6-7 million per year?

LB
A.J. Klein MLB Carolina 25 / 6'1' / 240 / 2013 / Rd. 5 (148) / CAR / $675,000,
He might just escape and get a shot. He is one of the best reserve LB in the NFL. MLB is home but very comfortable at OLB also. smart

QB
Mike Glennon QB Tampa Bay 26 / /6'6' / 225 / 2013 / Rd. 3 (73) / TB $675,000, 2017: Free Agent
Big strong armed QB the Saints have been linked to in the past
Mike Glennon Draft Profile
?
"could fetch" $13-15 million?

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Brynden Trawick S Oakland Raiders 27 / 6'2' / 225/ 2013 / UDFA / BAL / $825,000 2017: Free Agent
back up safety that is a speial team demon
Brynden Trawick: Special Teams Players Matter

others? Bargain basements and prove it contracts?
Terrance Williams WR Dallas 27 / 6'2' / 210 / Rd. 3 (74) / DAL / $1.686 million
Justin Hunter WR Buffalo Bills 25 / 6'4' / 203 / 4.44 / 2013 / Rd. 2 (34) / TEN / $1,144,656,
Corey Lemonier Cleveland Browns 24 / 6'3' / 255 / 4.60 / 2013 / Rd. 3 (88) / SF
Jarvis Jones DE/OLB Pittsburgh 26 / 6'3' / 248 / 4.90 / 2013 / Rd. 1 (17) / PIT / $1,592,115
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Yikes! Guess we should rule him out.
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Old 02-07-2017, 06:29 PM   #118
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Nick Fairley DT NO 28 / 6'4' / 308 2011 / Rd. 1 (13) / DET / $765,000 (+ $2.235 million signing bonus), 2017: Free Agent
It appears the light finally has turned on for Nick. He sees the light. But has Nick learned to not over value his serves. This is my greatest fear. He will deamand so money he will price himself right out of town or hand tie the saints cap wise.

So what are our options?

Johnathan Hankins NY Giants 25 / 6'2' / 320 / 2013 / Rd. 2 (49) / NYG / $954,639, 2017: Free Agent
After signing players such as Olivier Vernon, Janoris Jenkins and Damon Harrison last offseason, the Giants don’t have much wiggle room to work with and Johnathan Hankins is likely to hit the free agent market.
At only 24 years old, Hankins could prove to be one of the best value signings this upcoming offseason. He’s proven that he can make his presence known as an interior pass rusher and his play against the run can be stout at times. A great fit in 4-3 schemes.
Johnathan Hankins Draft Profile

Kevin Zeitler RG Cincinnati Bengals 26 / 6'4' / 320 / Wisconsin / 2012 / Rd. 1 (27) / CIN / 2017: Free Agent
The Bengals are in a tight cap situation, so allowing Zeitler hit the open market may be the necessary decision.. He excels in both run blocking and pass blocking. He’s improved as a run blocker each season and didn’t allow a single sack in 2015.
5 yr(s) / $50,000,000
cash in big time as a free agent?

Ron Leary is a LG

Rick Wagner RT Baltimore Ravens 26 / 6'6' / 310 / Wisconsin / 2013 / Rd. 5 (168) / BAL
Baltimore Ravens are in a tight cap situation. one of the league's better right tackles
$6-7 million per year?

LB
A.J. Klein MLB Carolina 25 / 6'1' / 240 / 2013 / Rd. 5 (148) / CAR / $675,000,
He might just escape and get a shot. He is one of the best reserve LB in the NFL. MLB is home but very comfortable at OLB also. smart

QB
Mike Glennon QB Tampa Bay 26 / /6'6' / 225 / 2013 / Rd. 3 (73) / TB $675,000, 2017: Free Agent
Big strong armed QB the Saints have been linked to in the past
Mike Glennon Draft Profile
?
"could fetch" $13-15 million?

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Brynden Trawick S Oakland Raiders 27 / 6'2' / 225/ 2013 / UDFA / BAL / $825,000 2017: Free Agent
back up safety that is a speial team demon
Brynden Trawick: Special Teams Players Matter

others? Bargain basements and prove it contracts?
Terrance Williams WR Dallas 27 / 6'2' / 210 / Rd. 3 (74) / DAL / $1.686 million
Justin Hunter WR Buffalo Bills 25 / 6'4' / 203 / 4.44 / 2013 / Rd. 2 (34) / TEN / $1,144,656,
Corey Lemonier Cleveland Browns 24 / 6'3' / 255 / 4.60 / 2013 / Rd. 3 (88) / SF
Jarvis Jones DE/OLB Pittsburgh 26 / 6'3' / 248 / 4.90 / 2013 / Rd. 1 (17) / PIT / $1,592,115
Depends on what Fairley wants but I could see both Hankins and Klein together being cheaper. Corey Lemonier under Nolan might be interesting, I figure at least solid, but Hagan I thought he was with the Jets? I wouldn't mind seeing what Jones could do also.
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Originally Posted by ChrisXVI View Post
https://twitter.com/nfltrade_rumors/...17039763656707

Yikes! Guess we should rule him out.



He wants 14M? I'll pass on Mr. Gilmore. We could use a top tier G and/or edge rusher.
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Old 02-07-2017, 11:05 PM   #120
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Originally Posted by halloween 65 View Post
I agree with your assessment of the player. But this is where I respectfully disagree," the speed we have coming from the inside". The reason I have to disagree, which I admit pressure was better, it's still missing something, it's missing that 1 player to put them over the top on the inside and until they find that 1 player it will be the same look as last season with pressures and sacks and we looked better than recent years we were still poor in those areas. This is the reason I'm not as high on Farley like others are. JP take into account how much Allen blitzes and we still were not able to get to the qb and without crushing the middle our inside just look better than it really is. We can't just have decent pressure it has to be pure pressure to work.
Halloween, you need to split the season and look at the team in the second half of the season; Rankins was reactivated and Onyemata was starting to learn the game; then, from that point look at the progression of the interior rush and you will see markedly improvement; even after the first half of the second ATL game, these boys ate; and you need to remember also that Davison tore a pectoral muscle and played with it injured the whole season and just had it surgically repaired; even without bringing back Fairley, we're looking real good on our interior line...

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