Saints Notes: Jimmy Graham, Jabari Greer, Robert Meacham, Nick Toon

  Albert Breer of the NFL Network posted some notes regarding the Saints and some potential roster moves to keep an eye on in the coming months. Jimmy Graham Breer is getting the sense that the Saints will eventually have a long-term contract in place with TE Jimmy Graham. However, Breer mentions that this could come down to the wire as they will have until July negotiate a long...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mailbag: which unit will lead the New Orleans Saints, and do they change draft philosophy now?

In this week’s mailbag, we look at which unit will lead the Saints in 2014 and who would be best to grace the stage at WrestleMania. 1.) In light of the recent roster moves, what will be the strength of the Saints defense next year? While the Saints’ defensive line, by far the top defensive group for the team in 2013, hasn’t lost a beat so far in the offseason, the Saints’...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Draft Predictions from @_andrewdoyle_

***This post was written by Andrew Doyle (not Juge) but we’re still updating writing privileges for the new site*** Last year, I predicted that the Saints would get Barkevious Mingo, Tyrann Mathieu, Terron Armstead, Phillip Thomas, and Tyler Bray. I would have loved to see the Saints get Mathieu as well as Armstead and they were only a couple picks off from potentially landing...
Via The Saints Nation
16 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: 5 Biggest Questions Heading Into 2014 Season

The New Orleans Saints have made some serious moves so far.  GM Mickey Loomis and Coach Sean Payton have been quite busy.  Veterans like LB Jonathan Vilma, SS Roman Harper, DE Will Smith, CB Jabari Greer, WR Lance Moore, FS Malcolm Jenkins and even RB Darren Sproles have all parted ways with the Black and Gold.  These transactions have left many Saints fans wondering what exactly...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Offseason: Saying goodbye to familiar faces

All good things must come to an end, and 2013 is the end of an era for the Saints. Cutting/not resigning players like Malcolm Jenkins, Jabari Greer, Roman Harper, Lance Moore, Jonathon Vilma, and Will Smith signifies that. All of them were big contributors in the 2009 season, when Hell froze over and the Saints won their first Super Bowl in history. In the five years since then,...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Paradigm Shift: Passing it down to the run game

Photo: NFL Rush Deuce Windham New Orleans Saints Writer You keep hearing it being said. The past month of off-season football has been one of the most exciting in recent memory. The biggest splash for the Saints has been Jairus Byrd, but, it might not be the most important. The New Orleans Saints finished 4th in total defense last season. It is a stat that we as Saints’ fans and...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Saints Position Breakdowns: Defensive Backs

Before the addition of Jairus Byrd, the defensive backfield was a major concern and desperate for talent. Losing Roman Harper, Jabari Greer and Malcolm Jenkins complicated matters. Adding Byrd is a game change, of course, but cornerback remains one of the weakest positions of depth on the team. Keenan Lewis is a rock cover man and a terrific land for the Saints a year ago, but the...
Via The Saints Nation
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints may be active in free agency

It’s been an interesting offseason so far in the bayou, in sort of a sneaky way. Although other teams are garnering the majority of the national attention, the Saints have made many moves that could set them up to be key players in the looming free agent market. After releasing Roman Harper, Will Smith, Jabari Greer, and Jon Vilma they freed up space on the defensive side of the...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints study in-house options as free agency looms

After terminating the contracts of four respected veterans — five if you count running back Darren Sproles — the New Orleans Saints began the process of restocking their roster Saturday. Well, as much as they could. With the start of the NFL’s free agency signing period looming, a three-day window opened Saturday for teams to talk with agents of players set to become unrestricted...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints need to upgrade secondary through free agency

By releasing veteran leaders Roman Harper and Jabari Greer the Saints created a hole to fill in their secondary, and the situation with Malcolm Jenkins looming free agency only exacerbates the issue. As we discussed yesterday it’s quite clear that the Saints will need to be active in free agency to fill said holes, because striking gold in the draft again this year (as they did...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints All Time Position Rankings

After the release of Roman Harper, Jabari Greer and Will Smith coupled with the announcement the Saints wouldn't be re-signing Jonathan Vilma, it made me wonder where each guy fit in the Saints' all time position rankings. So I decided to put together the all time top 5 in team history at each position. All four recently departed players were firmly in the top five of all...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans expected to be active in secondary search

After releasing veteran’s Roman Harper and Jabari Greer the Saints were left with two massive holes at the back end of their defense. What’s more, Malcolm Jenkins is set to become a free agent (and a pricey one at that). On the bright side, second year phenom Kenny Vaccaro should be healthy come training camp, Keenan Lewis looks to be a solid option at cornerback, and Cory White...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints not likely to spend in free agency

Some teams are heading into the upcoming free agency period ready to spend some serious cash. The Oakland Raiders, for example, have over $60 million in cap space and plan on using most of it to lure in the likes of jared Allen. Eric Decker, B.J. Raji and others. The New Orleans Saints have some cap space but they aren’t going to be spending hardly any of it this offseason. The...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

The Legacy of Harper, Greer, Smith, Vilma + Offensive Line Breakdown

Ralph, Andrew and Dave break down the Saints latest salary cap moves. Will the Saints focus on getting corners or safeties this off season? They also try to evaluate the legacy of Roman Harper, Jabari Greer, Will Smith, and Jonathan Vilma. Andrew says Vilma should be celebrated for fighting Goodell over Bounty Gate. Ralph believes Greer one of the most under appreciated...
Via The Saints Nation
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Some quality players are already available on the open market

We're now into mid-February and teams with salary cap constraints are already starting to make adjustments in order to ensure that they have space by the time free agency begins in less than a month. As a result, some experienced veterans with quality resumes have been thrown into the free-agent pool early. Here's a summary of who's been cut thus far and who might want...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Begin Cap-Cutting

(Courtesy of dispatch.com) On Wednesday the New Orleans Saints announced that they are parting ways with four defensive starters from last years squad. Defensive end Will Smith, corner-back Jabari Greer, safety Roman Harper, and linebacker Jonathan Vilma all of whom played on the 2009 Super Bowl Championship team. This is a cap cutting maneuver from the Saints and it also makes them...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Say Goodbye to Four Defensive Heroes

You've likely heard the news by now, the Saints have parted ways with Jabari Greer, Will Smith and Roman Harper to get under the salary cap while also announcing they will not re-sign Jonathan Vilma. Those are four veteran players past their prime, three of which spent at least part of the 2013 season on injured reserve. The writing was on the wall for these guys and it was expected...
Via The Saints Nation
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Saints part ways with Harper, Smith, Greer, and Vilma out

The New Orleans Saints have released veterans Roman Harper, Will Smith, and Jabari Greer. Additionally, they have announced they will not re-sign linebacker Jon Vilma. You may also be interested in:BREAKING: Saints part ways with Harper, Smith, Greer, and Vilma outPeyton Manning has moving trucks outside of his Cherry Hills homeWould an expanded NFL playoff format be a big deal?
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints release Harper, Smith, Greer

New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club released strong safety Roman Harper, outside linebacker and defensive end Will Smith, and cornerback Jabari Greer. Loomis also says the club does not intend to re-sign linebacker Jonathan Vilma, who has been hampered by recurring knee injuries the past few seasons. Loomis says parting ways with four longtime Saints...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Part Ways With Four Key Defensive Players

Four key defensive players won’t be back with the New Orleans Saints in 2014. The team terminated the contracts of safety Roman Harper, cornerback Jabari Greer and DE/OLB Will Smith and announced that linebacker Jonathan Vilma will not be re-signed on Wednesday. “I would like to thank Jabari, Roman, Will, and Jonathan for their contributions on and off the field for the...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints cleared 17 million in cap space today by cutting three veterans

Today the New Orleans Saints released Jabari Greer, Will Smith, and Roman Harper.  Two of the moves were not a surprise, in Will Smith and Roman Harper.  The surprise move was definitely Jabari Greer.  Greer has been a very solid starter since arriving in New Orleans.  Greer is 32 and coming off an ACL injury, […]The post New Orleans Saints cleared 17 million in cap space today...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The Saints Cut Ties With Will Smith, Roman Harper, And Jabari Greer

The Saints cut Defensive End Will Smith, Safety Roman Harper, and Cornerback Jabari Greer on Wednesday, ending their long tenure with the Saints as the team tries not only to get under the cap, but also to sign some pretty important free agents on their roster. Smith’s Legacy Will Smith (Drafted in the 1st round […]The post The Saints Cut Ties With Will Smith, Roman Harper, And...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints part ways with Jabari Greer, Roman Harper, Will Smith and Jonathan Vilma

New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced Wednesday that the club has terminated the contracts of CB Jabari Greer, S Roman Harper and DE/OLB Will Smith and that they will not re-sign ILB Jonathan Vilma. “I would like to thank Jabari, Roman, Will and Jonathan for their contributions on and off the field for the New Orleans Saints over the...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Announce That They Will Not Re-Sign ILB Jonathan Vilma

The New Orleans Saints announced that they have released DE Will Smith, CB Jabari Greer and S Roman Harper on Wednesday. In the same announcement, the Saints mentioned that they will not be re-signing impending free agent ILB Jonathan Vilma this offseason. This move probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise as there has been speculation for months now that Vilma would likely...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints cut Jabari Greer, Will Smith, Roman Harper and won’t re-sign Jonathan Vilma

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; The New Orleans Saints have announced that they’ve cut Jabari Greer, Will Smith, Roman Harper and won’t re-sign Jonathan Vilma. “I would like to thank Jabari, Roman, Will and Jonathan for their contributions on and off the field for the New Orleans Saints over the past several years...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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