Found February 13, 2013 on NFL Trade Rumors:
Pat Yasinskas of ESPN writes that Saints could look to free up some much needed cap space by addressing the contracts of veterans like DB Roman Harper, LB Jonathan Vilma and DL Will Smith in the coming weeks. Harper, 30, is due $5.35 million next season, but his overall production has dropped off considerably as of late. Pro Football Focus actually has him rated as the second worst qualifying safety from last season. Vilma, 30, has a  $4.8 million base salary to go along with a $1.1 million roster bonus. There’s been some talk that he could moved to outside linebacker in their new 3-4 defense, even though it seems a little strange given his skill set. Reducing his salary figures to be the only sure way he’ll be back in New Orleans next season. Smith, 31, is almost certain to be gone. He has base salaries of $9 million and $10.4 million along with $1 million roster bonuses coming his way the next two seasons. His 2014 salary is voidable, but it’s doubtful he sees any of this 2013 sal...

Sean Payton believes Jonathan Vilma can play in a 3-4

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton told the New Orleans Times-Picayune that he believes linebacker Jonathan Vilma will be able to transition to a 3-4 defense. “Yeah, I don’t think anyone wants to place him over that guard bubble and have to take on that block,” Payton said. “And I think he’s a guy that runs to the ball and has great vision, very instinctual football...

AP sources: Smith, Vilma get new deals with Saints

People familiar with the situation say defensive end Will Smith and linebacker Jonathan Vilma have agreed to restructure their contracts in order to remain with the New Orleans Saints. Meanwhile, one person says reserve linebacker Will Herring is being released. The people spoke to The Associated Press Tuesday on condition of anonymity because contract details have not been announced...

Drew Brees gave out Valentines Day advice

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees had some very good advice for every husband on Valentines Day. Words of advice to all husbands out there: don’t leave an empty tank of gas for your wife on Valentines Day :)… — Drew Brees (@drewbrees) February 14, 2013 I certainly agree with Brees.  I always fill my wife’s gas tank up for her when it gets...

Saints Jimmy Graham looks to bounce back in 2013

It wasn’t just the New Orleans Saints who had a down year, tight end Jimmy Graham also struggled in 2012. To many others, finishing with 85 catches, 982 yards and nine touchdowns as a tight end would be a bright spot, but for Graham it was the surprising amount of dropped balls that hurt. His career-high 15 drops comes on 100 targets of the dominant tight end. It was five more...

Saints Nation: Rafael Bush Re-Ups with Saints

Happy Mardi Gras everybody!! I hope you have a fun day filled with celebration, but stay safe out there. With the city on lockdown there's not much news hitting the airwaves lately but we did get one nugget coming from Rafael Bush's twitter account: Resigning with the saints for another year #whodat — rafael bush (@rbush36) February 11, 2013   This...

No Press Towards A Long-Term Extension For Saints TE Jimmy Graham

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that a league source has informed him that the Saints haven’t begun contract discussions with TE Jimmy Graham and adds that there’s ”no indication” that they will. Graham, 26, will be entering the final year of his contract next season and has a base salary of $1.323 million. He’s quickly become one of the best weapons in...

Saints Nation: Should the Saints Become a Run First Offense?

Hey all, most of you know me as that Dutch guy who has an opinion on all Saints related stuff, others know me as the real Saints Guru (damn you Elizabeth!). Anyway to keep the blog updating daily I am here to help Andrew out and write my first Saints related blog post. I wanted to go into an idea I have had for 2 years (ever since Ingram was drafted and the Saints had more then...

Saints Nation Podcast: Rob Ryan is Drinking a Hand Grenade and Coaching the Defense

Since the Saints have hired Rob Ryan to coach the defense it's mega podcast time. Andrew Juge, Kevin Held , and Dave Cariello join Ralph to figure out if the hiring of Ryan means Sean Payton likes to have crazy person coaching his defense. Kevin thinks Rob Ryan for entertainment purposes is the best hire EVER and he is Jeremy Shockey at 50 years old. Dave wants to the defense...

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Sean Payton and Snoop couple UP

Thanks for the good stuff Juan… New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton must be riding high after getting his year long suspension lifted. The NFL commissioner reinstated Sean Payton after a suspension of nearly a year for his role in the bounty scandal. Now the Saints Head Coach is seen here with Snoop Dogg. Not sure if that’s a violation of his probation….but when you hang with...

Rob Ryan: Saints Hire Former Cowboys Defensive Coordinator

The New Orleans Saints have once again turned to a Dallas Cowboys coordinator to revamp their team.The Saints have hired former Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.Ryan was fired by the Cowboys after another disappointing 8-8 season in 2012.During his time in Dallas his record is 16-16 -- and .500 is not good enough when Jerry Jones is the owner.Before he got to Dallas, Ryan was...

Pierre Thomas Is Kid Friendly At The Blackhawks Game

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