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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; The Saints took a tackle in the first round of this year’s draft and Ryan Ramczyk will be a starter up front at some point if all goes according to plan, but Zach Strief is still the top guy at ...

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Old 05-26-2017, 09:45 PM   #1
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Report: Saints give Zach Strief a*raise

The Saints took a tackle in the first round of this year’s draft and Ryan Ramczyk will be a starter up front at some point if all goes according to plan, but Zach Strief is still the top guy at right tackle and the Saints have reportedly funneled a little more money his way.

Nick Underhill of the New Orleans Advocate reports that the team has bumped Strief’s base salary by $700,000 to $1.7 million for the 2017 season.

He’s also reportedly getting another $300,000 in roster bonuses, which makes him eligible to make another $1.7 million if he’s on the active roster every week this season.

Strief’s cap hit goes from $5.1 million to $6.1 million as a result. He has a $5.1 million cap charge for the 2018 season as well.

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They did what?
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Old 05-26-2017, 10:37 PM   #3
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Yeah..don't get this either.
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Well, this is very unsurprising.
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They must know something we don't.
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Old 05-27-2017, 05:58 AM   #6
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Re: Report: Saints give Zach Strief a*raise

Why restructure Zach now?

2018 Contract details by year
age 34
Base Salary $1,000,000
Signing $1,100,000
Roster $2,900,000
Workout $100,000
Cap Hit $5,100,000
Dead Cap $1,100,000

by cutting Zach, they have will gain $4 million cap space.

Early cut equals $7.0 million in cap space

The saints always reward players with a long loyalty record to the club at the end of their playing time. Thus the $1 million dollar bonus this year

If the saints are banking on Ryan Ramczyk in 2018 and all goes well, this is probably Zachs final year as a saint
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something is really off here, specifically the timing.
Why surrender $1,000,000 right now instead of , say in week 3? or at least after the cut to 53
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My uneducated guess... Strief is mulling retirement so they've convinced him to play one more season and given him a little raise.
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Originally Posted by ChrisXVI View Post
My uneducated guess... Strief is mulling retirement so they've convinced him to play one more season and given him a little raise.
My thoughts exactly. I don't think they're ready to throw Ramczyk into the starting lineup yet. Convince Strief to play one more season and put the kid in next year.

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Originally Posted by ChrisXVI View Post
My uneducated guess... Strief is mulling retirement so they've convinced him to play one more season and given him a little raise.
Originally Posted by jnormand View Post
My thoughts exactly. I don't think they're ready to throw Ramczyk into the starting lineup yet. Convince Strief to play one more season and out the kid in next year.
B-I-N-G-O! Ole boy isn't motivated to fight through another training camp in the South LA heat...

He's ready to focus on his brewery now and the Saints are reminding him Drew needs protection...

Well done, fellas, well done indeed!

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