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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Good article. Fleener should be cut this week. Hill and Hoo-man entering the last year of contracts. Itís time to make a move at TE. Iím fine with Graham as a stop-gap to mirror Breesís remaining years. The draft has ...

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Old 02-06-2018, 07:03 AM   #1
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Good article. Fleener should be cut this week. Hill and Hoo-man entering the last year of contracts. Itís time to make a move at TE.

Iím fine with Graham as a stop-gap to mirror Breesís remaining years. The draft has three very intriguing players who should be there for us in rounds 1-3.

Hurst, Andrews, Fumagalli. All are tall with speed and range.


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Old 02-06-2018, 07:12 AM   #2
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Dalton Schultz is an interesting player that reminds me of Jason Witten. Great blocker with good hands
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Cutting Fleener frees up 3, but also leaves 5 in dead money.

He is not awful, just not worth what he is getting. Wonder if his agent is smart enough to see that
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Fleener has had two years. Cut bait.
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One more year for Fleecer, then cut bait.
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One more year for Fleecer, then cut bait.
His contract is rightside up for the Saints now. $8 million cap hit if he plays for the Saints in 2018 vs $4.8 million dead cap if released. Likely thius offseason he'll be requested to take a pay cut and be released if he refuses.

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One more year for Fleecer, then cut bait.
I can't see this happening. "Fleecer" is a goner in 2018.
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Just for reference hereís the financial ramifications of moving on from Fleener this year.

PRE-6/1 RELEASE
2018 Dead Cap: $4,800,000
2018 Cap Savings: $3,200,000

PRE-6/1 TRADE
2018 Dead Cap: $4,800,000
2018 Cap Savings: $3,200,000

POST-6/1 RELEASE
2018 Dead Cap: $1,600,000
2019 Dead Cap: $3,200,000
2018 Cap Savings: $6,400,000

POST-6/1 TRADE
2018 Dead Cap: $1,600,000
2019 Dead Cap: $3,200,000
2018 Cap Savings: $6,400,000

It looks like heís an ideal candidate for a post-6/1 designation, but that doesnít really help us in free agency this year.

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Just for reference hereís the financial ramifications of moving on from Fleener this year.

PRE-6/1 RELEASE
2018 Dead Cap: $4,800,000
2018 Cap Savings: $3,200,000

PRE-6/1 TRADE
2018 Dead Cap: $4,800,000
2018 Cap Savings: $3,200,000

POST-6/1 RELEASE
2018 Dead Cap: $1,600,000
2019 Dead Cap: $3,200,000
2018 Cap Savings: $6,400,000

POST-6/1 TRADE
2018 Dead Cap: $1,600,000
2019 Dead Cap: $3,200,000
2018 Cap Savings: $6,400,000

It looks like heís an ideal candidate for a post-6/1 designation, but that doesnít really help us in free agency this year.
It does if we make a hand shake deal with Brees and then make it official on June 2
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Old 02-06-2018, 10:28 AM   #10
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It does if we make a hand shake deal with Brees and then make it official on June 2
I could be wrong, but I think if Brees doesnít have a new contract by 3/14 we get hit with $18 million in dead cap.
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