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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Don't see the Saints using the franchise tag on anyone... But who could be tagged that the Saints may want to sign??? Twitter...

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Old 02-15-2017, 08:17 AM   #1
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2017 NFL Calendar Year: Franchise Tags Begin

Don't see the Saints using the franchise tag on anyone...

But who could be tagged that the Saints may want to sign???


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Cardinals president Michael Bidwill reiterates they’re tagging Chandler Jones | ProFootballTalk
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Saints need a guard and Kevin Zeitler is the top guard in the market...

Good read on what could be happening in Bengalland...


http://www.cincyjungle.com/2017/2/14...s-what-to-know
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"I could see a scenario where the Bengals tag Zeitler and later sign him to a long-term deal, though I think it's far more likely they bypass the tag for him before he ultimately signs a massive deal with another team".

Do you see this happening with Zeitler?
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What's the deal with Cincy?! Why in the world are they letting Zeitler walk? Is there more to it or are they just inept?
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"I could see a scenario where the Bengals tag Zeitler and later sign him to a long-term deal, though I think it's far more likely they bypass the tag for him before he ultimately signs a massive deal with another team".

Do you see this happening with Zeitler?
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What's the deal with Cincy?! Why in the world are they letting Zeitler walk? Is there more to it or are they just inept?
14 million for a guard? Curious to see what his asking price is...

I'm figuring he's looking for a four/five year deal a little better than Kelechi Osemele's deal of 60mil/5 years (12 mil/annum)...

So it would make sense to tag him; however, Cincy may have a guard that can produce at a slightly less rate for a whole let less money...
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14 million for a guard? Curious to see what his asking price is...

I'm figuring he's looking for a four/five year deal a little better than Kelechi Osemele's deal of 60mil/5 years (12 mil/annum)...

So it would make sense to tag him; however, Cincy may have a guard that can produce at a slightly less rate for a whole let less money...
but if they tag him it will cost 14, and with what they have to worry about, I don't think they can afford it
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but if they tag him it will cost 14, and with what they have to worry about, I don't think they can afford it
Right, well my point is that if they want to keep him, it makes sense to tag him as there's not a whole lot of difference between 12.5 mil (expected number) and 14 mil (tag cost)...

The thing is: Do they want to commit that much cap to a guard?

For the Saints, I can see it as we did it for Jahri Evans and our offense is built with a greater importanct on the interior linemen...

For the Bengals, they may be more concerned with their tackles...

If Zeitler gets to the open market, the Saints must make a play for him...

Going cheaper for someone like Leary will be a just throwing away money...

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Going cheaper for someone like Leary will be a just throwing away money...
Agreed. There are better guards out there.
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Right, well my point is that if they want to keep him, it makes sense to tag him as there's not a whole lot of difference between 12.5 mil (expected number) and 14 mil (tag cost)...

The thing is: Do they want to commit that much cap to a guard?

For the Saints, I can see it as we did it for Jahri Evans and our offense is built with a greater importanct on the interior linemen...

For the Bengals, they may be more concerned with their tackles...

If Zeitler gets to the open market, the Saints must make a play for him...

Going cheaper for someone like Leary will be a just throwing away money...
I am interested. Like u said guards are the most crucial part of the line right now with the way Brees plays. Unless they plan on changing things up for the future.
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