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Picking the best non 1st round draft picks for the Saints was a fun exercise, but a very difficult one too. There is no way I could come up with a 10 top list, too many good players to name. So I decided to do 20. Some great Saints players on here. I hope you enjoy the trip down memory lane, or the history lessen if you're a newer/younger Saints fan.
20. Fred McAfee, RB/ST, 6th Round pick out of Mississippi College in 1991: McAfee was a running back when he first entered the league but he never really made it at that position. He left the Saints after three seasons but he would develop his niche as a premiere special teamer. He returned to the Saints in 2000 and played a solid 7 more seasons as a special teams standout, including a Pro Bowl trip in 2002. He ended up playing 10 seasons for the Saints, most productively as a blocker on punts and a gunner on kickoffs. He did score 8 rushing touchdowns in his career, 5 coming with the Saints. He is still with the Saints as a d...
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New Orleans Saints went on a swift restructuring frenzy, getting deals done with 4 players, most notably receiver Marques Colston, reports the Times Picayune. Colston's restructured deal, first reported by CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, converted $2.8 million of his base salary into signing bonus, creating $2.1 million in cap savings for 2013.
Free agent tackle Jermon Bushrod has yet to have any significant contract talks with the New Orleans Saints, per Larry Holder of NOLA.com. The two time Pro Bowler had this to say about the situation:
Bushrod added, though, he expects talks to heat up soon and maybe as early as this week. “It’s about to get interesting,” Bushrod said.
Bushrod said he’s heard the report of...
As reported by CBS’ Jason LaCanfora, the Saints have restuctured WR Marques Colston’s deal to create cap space. They also offered Jonathan Vilma and Will Smith lesser deals.
Saints, in need of cap space, completed a restructured deal with WR Marques Colston. Have offered W. Smith and Vilma lesser deals to stay
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) February 27, 2013
Andrew's post on who were the worst picks the Saints ever had inspired me to write a little post of myself. I looked at a possible scenario where the Saints had not drafted the guy they picked but had drafted another guy that was drafted later, next man up. Couple of rules: the player must be the Saints' first pick of that year and he must be compared to the same position...
Following on from news in regards to Ben Grubbs restructured contract as reported by Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com, the New Orleans Saints are continuing to work toward getting under the salary cap, they made another move.
The Saints have cleared an additional $2.05 million in cap space by restructuring the contract of linebacker David Hawthorne.Hawthorne had been scheduled to receive...
Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze lost a major piece of his recruiting puzzle when Wesley McGriff left Oxford for the New Orleans Saints.
Jason La Canfora reports that the New Orleans Saints have restructured the contract of WR Marques Colston.
Colston, 29, received a five-year deal worth $36.3 million last year. He had a $4.5 million base salary coming his way next season.
Mike Florio of PFT reports that $2.8 million of that figure was converted to a signing bonus that will be paid out over the duration of the...
While the NFL has had its fair share of sucess over the past couple years, they’ve also taken major hits. Their former players suing them could directly impact them from operating in the future.Their current players acknowledge it’s still a major problem. ThroughTMZ, Drew Brees chimes in:
Brees said, “I think it’s a major issue. It’s something that we need to continue to...
2012 was always primed to be the ‘lost season’ in Louisiana. Anybody who thought that the players could react to the revolving door within the coaching staff thanks to the Bountygate scandal and not miss a step was always going to be wide off the mark. They only had to look at the period after Sean Payton broke his leg during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game in 2011 to know that...
The New Orleans Saints have restructured contracts with receiver Marques Colston and guards Jahri Evans and Ben Grubbs to create more in salary-cap space, league sources have confirmed. They also restructured linebacker David Hawthorne's deal, according to ESPN.com. Add Hawthorne's reported restructuring and the Saints have cut around $10 million off their 2013 salary cap...
Co-defensive coordinator and cornerbacks coach Wesley McGriff, as announced Monday, has left Ole Miss to become defensive backs coach for the New Orleans Saints. What the move means, and where Hugh Freeze goes from here, in the latest Ole Miss Spirit Podcast.