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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Rugby Saint II We will probably lose even more core players to free agency next year because of the lower salary cap. However, this also means that teams will be cutting high profile players for lower rookie ...

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Old 07-20-2021, 02:37 PM   #501
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We will probably lose even more core players to free agency next year because of the lower salary cap. However, this also means that teams will be cutting high profile players for lower rookie or low end free agents salaries. I am still hopeful that we will sign good players after cuts.
A new television contract is expected and from the numbers leaked as well as the chatter, the cap number should go up a much more than the 5~7 percent increases we've seen...

But you're right, we're currently way over the cap for 2022...
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We will probably lose even more core players to free agency next year because of the lower salary cap. However, this also means that teams will be cutting high profile players for lower rookie or low end free agents salaries. I am still hopeful that we will sign good players after cuts.
I would love for a team to cut a solid cb. and a good stout 3 down DT for that sketchy front line. Hoping Callaway steps up for the WR and would love to see another smashmouth rb. in the backfield. Wishful thinking and probably want happen but whoever the qb is it would take alot of pressure off them.
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Old 07-20-2021, 06:11 PM   #503
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I would love for a team to cut a solid cb. and a good stout 3 down DT for that sketchy front line. Hoping Callaway steps up for the WR and would love to see another smashmouth rb. in the backfield. Wishful thinking and probably want happen but whoever the qb is it would take alot of pressure off them.
We still need a true WRz...
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Old 07-20-2021, 06:35 PM   #504
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We still need a true WRz...
What is your definition of a WRz for the rest of the forum? And why do you feel we don't have one? I'm sure I'm not the only one wanting to know.

I would think that either Tre'quan Smith or Dante Harris would fit the traditional definition of a flanker, or what I believe you are defining as a Z.
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Old 07-21-2021, 09:24 AM   #505
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What is your definition of a WRz for the rest of the forum? And why do you feel we don't have one? I'm sure I'm not the only one wanting to know.

I would think that either Tre'quan Smith or Dante Harris would fit the traditional definition of a flanker, or what I believe you are defining as a Z.
Maybe you should have paid attention to some of the discussion here the past three years...

You're the only one...
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Old 07-21-2021, 10:03 AM   #506
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Maybe you should have paid attention to some of the discussion here the past three years...

You're the only one...
I know what the heck a Z is. But, why do you feel Smith or Harris cannot fill that role? I think either is capable of handling the job with a stronger arm under center. Besides, Harris spent some time at X filling in for Thomas while Smith bounced around filling in holes.
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Fellas,

Training camp is right around the corner !

Can't wait .
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I feel good about 3quan at the Z this year. If not him, Kawaan Baker seems intriguing.
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I feel good about 3quan at the Z this year. If not him, Kawaan Baker seems intriguing.
I think Smith has gotten a bad rap the past couple of years because Brees admittedly hadn't been able to make all the throws. Sanders also knocked him down a slot in the pecking order. Now is his time to shine. I can also see Harris seeing more time in the slot. I feel our whole squad is underrated. Add in Callaway and that is a very solid wr1 through wr4. I'd like to see Baker, like you mentioned, and see what Humphrey has in year three.
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I think Smith has gotten a bad rap the past couple of years because Brees admittedly hadn't been able to make all the throws. Sanders also knocked him down a slot in the pecking order. Now is his time to shine. I can also see Harris seeing more time in the slot. I feel our whole squad is underrated. Add in Callaway and that is a very solid wr1 through wr4. I'd like to see Baker, like you mentioned, and see what Humphrey has in year three.
I think it Calloway shows up we might see MT13 moved next year for cap space.
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