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Should New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees be the next star to take a pay cut?

After leading his team to a third-consecutive AFC West title, a 12-4 record and the No. 2 seed in the conference, Peyton Manning was asked to take a pay cut; that’s a huge piece of humble pie for a quarterback who is 38-10 since taking over in Denver. But the Broncos needed salary cap help, so their highest-paid player was the leading candidate to provide them some much-needed...
Via cover32 - Saints
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

How do the Saints solve their cap issues?

The New Orleans Saints currently sit a bit more $20 million over the salary cap [editor’s note: moments ago a Jairus Byrd bonus conversion has trimmed this number by $4.8 million]. It’s been trendy to label their financial situation as “a mess” and assert that they are currently experiencing “salary cap hell“. There is no question they are limited in what they can spend...
Via This Given Sunday
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: Saints should target RB Todd Gurley

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports The New Orleans Saints are entering a very intriguing offseason this year, and have already made the move to cut running back Pierre Thomas. Mark Ingram is also a free agent, which would leave the Saints in some trouble if he chooses to walk away and sign elsewhere. They can’t afford any big names, but they could look at a running back in the 2015...
Via Sports-Glory
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints Free Up $4.8M In Cap Space By Reworking Jairus Byrd’s Contract

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Saints have restructured the contract of S Jairus Byrd and in the process, freed up $4.8 million of available cap space. According to Yates, the Saints converted Byrd’s $6 million roster bonus into signing bonus. This move dropped his cap figure from $10.3 million to $5.5 million. Any move to create cap space is ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

What is Mark Ingram Worth in Free Agency?

Locked in the catacombs of a Sean Payton backfield, Mark Ingram bided his time. After being selected in the first round of the 2011 NFL draft by the New Orleans Saints, Ingram was relegated to supplemental duty, sharing time with Pierre Thomas, Darren Sproles and Khiry Robinson, among others. Yet Ingram finally found the light in 2014, breaking free of his bench-warming duties to...
Via Sportsnaut
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: New Orleans Saints release veteran running back Pierre Thomas

The latest cap casualty for the New Orleans Saints is running back Pierre Thomas. Earlier today NFL insider Ian Rapoport tweeted an update that reported the Saints have told Thomas that they are moving on without him: More #Saints news: They’ve informed veteran RB Pierre Thomas that they are releasing him, source says. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 4, 2015 According to...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Saints Release Pierre Thomas

According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, the New Orleans Saints have reportedly released running back Pierre Thomas. Thomas made the Saints squad as an undrafted free agent in 2007. In eight seasons with the Saints, Thomas racked up 3,745 rushing yards, 2,608 receiving yards and 48 touchdowns. Unfortunately for Thomas, the Saints are in dire straits when it comes to their 2015...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Saints Inform RB Pierre Thomas That He Will Be Released

If the Pittsburgh Steelers are interested in signing a veteran free agent running back during the offseason to back up Le’Veon Bell next season, they’ll certainly have several to choose from. As of Wednesday, we can now add Pierre Thomas to the long list of future unemployed running backs as the New Orleans Saints will […] Saints Inform RB Pierre Thomas That He Will Be Released...
Via Steelers Depot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints cut RB Pierre Thomas

The New Orleans Saints are currently about $20 million over the cap, and they are in a nightmare area to say the very least. Pierre Thomas is the latest move for them as they try to cut some money off the books. More #Saints news: They’ve informed veteran RB Pierre Thomas that they are releasing him, source says. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 4, 2015 It was a smart...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Saints inform Pierre Thomas of release

This one hurts. One of the most team oriented consummate professionals of the Sean Payton era Saints. More to follow.   More #Saints news: They’ve informed veteran RB Pierre Thomas that they are releasing him, source says. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 4, 2015
Via The Saints Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: New Orleans Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton on the trade block

This one comes as a bit of a surprise. According to a report by NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the New Orleans Saints are shopping linebacker Curtis Lofton: The #Saints are shopping LB Curtis Lofton, who had 144 tackles in 2014 and has played in 16 games every year of his career. Unexpected. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 4, 2015 As productive as Lofton has been it makes sense...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Saints shopping LB Curtis Lofton

The New Orleans Saints are shopping linebacker Curtis Lofton, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.   The 28-year-old Lofton had 145 tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in 16 games played last season. The eight-year pro hasn’t missed a single game as a member of the Saints and Atlanta Falcons. Lofton is signed through the 2017 seasons with a club option for...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Saints Reportedly Fielding Trade Offers For LB Curtis Lofton

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that the Saints are in the process of fielding trade offers for LB Curtis Lofton. New Orleans obviously is in a very difficult financial situation right now, which has forced them to consider parting ways with some notable players. Lofton, 28, still has three years remaining on his five-year, $27.5 ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Eagles could look to sign Mark Ingram in free agency

According to Lyons Yellin of WWL-TV, after trading running back LeSean McCoy to the Bills, 'rumblings' of the team being interested in Saints free agent running back Mark Ingram are surfacing. Chip Kelly could be looking for a straight-line rusher for his spread offense. I've heard rumblings about the Eagles being interested in Mark Ingram, with today's trade those now make a...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why the Saints should pick Danny Shelton at 13

What is large, round, and would look amazing in Black and Gold? Danny Shelton. This human tank is probably the best defensive lineman in this draft outside of Williams and could be the ideal pickup for Rob Ryan and his 3-4 packages. Shelton is a monster of a man with enormous power that masks surprising athleticism. He is not only able to get great push and stop the run, but is also...
Via The Saints Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marques Colston re-structuring contract to stay with Saints?

An encouraging couple of tweets regarding Colston’s chances of staying below:   Schefter says the Saints are expected to restructure Colston’s deal on NFL Insiders — Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) March 3, 2015 Schefter said releasing Colston is unlikely. — Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) March 3, 2015
Via The Saints Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Payton and the Saints Hope to Re-Sign Mark Ingram

The New Orleans Saints would love to keep running back Mark Ingram, one of the few players who actually shined last season. However, the team is in horrific trouble when it comes to the salary cap which currently is in a deficit to the tune of $21.9 million. The Saints, who are coming off of a miserable 2014 season, will need to create small miracles in the coming weeks in order...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: 6 unrestricted free agents

NFL unrestricted free agents - 2015 league year and free agency begins March 10 (4 PM ET) An unrestricted free agent (a player who has completed four or more accrued seasons) may sign with any team without any compensation owed to his old team through the first scheduled day of training camp in late July. At that point, if his old team makes a tender offer by June 1st (110% of...
Via 60 Max Power O
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Virtual Reality Could Be More Than A Fantasy For NFL’s Future

There was an interesting article posted on the league’s website yesterday that centered around comments made recently by New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, who is evidently in support of incorporating virtual reality as a training technique for quarterbacks. The article also touches on other technological elements of advancing the game that I think […] Virtual Reality...
Via Steelers Depot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What are the New Orleans Saints' Plans at Tight End?

Since the beginning of the Sean Payton/Drew Brees era, the Saints have been a team that utilized the tight-end position extremely well; this has been a huge part of their offensive success. In 2014 the Saints tight ends were, like always, a huge part of the offense's scheme. So if New Orleans wants to keep this strategy heading into 2015, what changes need to made? Last season, the...
Via Pro Football Spot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Insider: Brandin Cooks

In his rookie season, Brandin Cooks showed tremendous athleticism. From the reverse to the 'go route,' this Oregon State Beaver did it all. After being drafted by the Saints, it seemed that Sean Payton already knew where and when to put Cooks in for the big play. His debut season had high expectations, and those expectations were fulfilled. With 53 receptions and 550 yards, Cooks...
Via Pro Football Spot
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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