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saintswhodi 07-21-2005 10:57 AM

Saints trying to complete deals
 
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SAINTS MARCHING IN


McAllister needs just 74 more yards to become the Saints' all-time leading rusher.
Every team is busy trying to sign its rookies right now, but no team might be any busier than the New Orleans Saints.

Not only are they working away to get their seven rookies signed in time for the opening of the July 28 training camp, but the Saints also are working on tying up three organizational fixtures to long-term contracts.

The Saints have been speaking with the agents of running back Deuce McAllister, cornerback McKenzie and offensive lineman LeCharles Bentley on long-term extensions, and the team is expecting to get deals done with each of those players.

The Saints also would like to try to get a long-term deal done with their franchise player, defensive end Darren Howard, though those talks have not yet begun. They've already signed wide receiver Joe Horn to a long-term extension this offseason, and yet, the Saints busy work and big spending is just about to begin.

The one Saint that held out of minicamp looking for a new contract was cornerback Fakhir Brown. But the Saints are taking the same approach with Brown that the Packers have taken with Walker -- no new deal. Whether or not Brown reports to training camp, the Saints already are planning to move on with or without him. They figure to start McKenzie at one cornerback position, and have veterans Jason Craft and Fred Thomas battle it out for the other starting job. But Brown is way down on the Saints list of priorities during their busy offseason.
http://www.nfl.com/nflnetwork/story/8661900

stockman311 07-21-2005 11:14 AM

Re: Saints trying to complete deals
 
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Originally Posted by saintswhodi
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But Brown is way down on the Saints list of priorities during their busy offseason.
http://www.nfl.com/nflnetwork/story/8661900

As he should be.

Euphoria 07-21-2005 11:42 AM

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Well the reason that is... I have liked Craft from day one and he can compete as a starter. He can definately go up against teams 2-3 WR's.

ScottyRo 07-21-2005 04:34 PM

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Craft may have gotten better since we acquired him but I wasn't too impressed early on. Not that Brown brings flashes of D. Sanders to my mind. Brown can be resigned when his contract is up or he proves he's good enough to start on a team with CBs better than ours.

spkb25 07-21-2005 05:29 PM

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Brown doesn't deserve a new contract for playing decent one season. if he does good this year then try to work something out.


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