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Saints' Alvin Kamara is falling in love with snowboarding and Montana

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Kamara ran away to the mountains like we all wish we could and is having quite a fun offseason

By Gabriel Fernandez | CBS Sports

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara is doing what so many of us have wanted to do for close to a year now: living it up in some remote part of the country to get away from the day-to-day madness that surrounds us all with horror. The 25-year-old has been sharing his experience vacationing out in Montana on social media.

Right from the jump, he proclaimed his love for the state, and then fawned over its snowy mountains shortly thereafter.

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8 free agents that could make the Saints a superteam in 2021

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By Matthew Beighle | Whodatdish

The Saints are in a horrendous cap situation, but assuming Mickey Loomis can figure it out, the team should look into signing these eight free agents.

If there’s a franchise that knows how to finesse around the salary cap, it’s the New Orleans Saints. However, they’ll only be able to restructure contracts for so long. But, with most of the team in their respective primes, it may be smart to mortgage the future for these next few seasons.

For now, the Saints should focus on getting under the cap and improving their current roster. While managing a deal with Drew Brees did help, the team also had to release Nick Easton, who they may be able to bring back on a smaller deal.

There will be many other moves coming for New Orleans, but they’ll still need to be looking around free agency, whether it be internal free agents or those on other teams, for ways to improve their world-class roster. ...

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Buccaneers fans try, fail to troll Saints with New Orleans billboard

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By John Sigler | Saintswire


Well, they can’t say they weren’t warned this would happen. Tampa Bay Buccaneers rallied on social media to raise funds for a billboard in New Orleans proclaiming “We Dat” after their team won Super Bowl LV, but their bid was ultimately unsuccessful. Organizers shared an update on Twitter that the billboard company they initially reached a deal with back out of the agreement and refunding their money.

That decision probably followed serious consideration as to whether Saints fans would stand for this kind of taunting. It’s a lesson Atlanta Falcons fans learned back in 2019 when New Orleans businesses wouldn’t accept their money. This was all prompted by one Saints diehard purchasing billboards in Atlanta after the “NFC no-call,” though Louisiana sports fans have an even deeper history of buying out billboards to send a message (remember the “Free Devin White” signs before 2018’s LSU-Alabama matchup?). Better luck next time to these NFC South rivals. ...

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Saints re-sign pass rusher Noah Spence, former Bucs second-round draft pick

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By John Sigler | Saintswire

Step aside, J.J. Watt. There’s more movement on the market for defensive ends. The New Orleans Saints have reunited with pass-rush specialist Noah Spence, who missed the 2020 season with an ACL tear suffered during offseason training. Before that, he first signed with the Saints late in 2019 after injuries decimated the defensive line, though he has yet to appear in a game for New Orleans.

NewOrleans.Football’s Nick Underhill first reported the move. The Athletic’s Katherine Terrell confirmed the news, adding that Spence signed a one-year deal carrying a base salary close to $910,000 — which would qualify for the veteran’s minimum benefit, resulting in a salary cap charge of roughly $850,000. Because only the top 51 contracts factor into salary cap accounting, Spence’s return ultimately costs the Saints about $190,000 by pushing a less-valuable cap hit off the books. ...

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Stay or go? Predicting the future for top Saints free agents

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By John Sigler | Saintswire

Big changes are ahead of the New Orleans Saints, which feels like an understatement when you consider everything piled up in front of them this offseason. Between Drew Brees’ likely retirement, a dearth of draft picks, and a plummeting salary cap, it might be tough for the Saints to remain competitive in pursuit of another NFC South title.

But they’ve hurdled challenges before. And it’s a safe bet that they’ll find ways to maneuver the cap and target key rookies while keeping their core intact. That begins with re-signing free agents, which is easier said than done. Let’s take a quick look at the biggest names on their list and predict who stays and who leaves for greener pastures.

1. FS Marcus Williams

Re-signing Williams should be the Saints’ top priority in free agency — yes, even above retaining Jameis Winston (who we’ll get to in a bit). He’s given the team several years of high-level performance and finally ironed out the few wrinkles left to his game in 2020 by cutting down on the missed tackles and blown coverages. ...

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Saints release Jared Cook, Josh Hill

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Tight end Jared Cook was set to become a free agent when his contract voids later this month, but the Saints moved to drop him from their roster ahead of that point.

Wednesday’s transaction wire shows that the Saints have terminated Cook’s contract. The procedural move ends his run with the team after two seasons and the contract was structured to leave $2 million of dead money on the cap for 2021.

Cook had 80 catches for 1,209 yards and 16 touchdowns in 29 regular season games with the team. He had 14 catches for 122 yards in two postseason appearances.

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Saints release veteran TEs Jared Cook, Josh Hill

  • News source: BY AMIE JUST | Staff writer
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The New Orleans Saints have terminated the contracts of veteran tight ends Jared Cook and Josh Hill, according to Wednesday's transactions wire.

Cook was set to become a free agent this offseason, while Hill had one more year on his contract.

Hill was going to carry a cap number of nearly $3.3 million for 2021, though his dead cap upon release is $750,000, so releasing the 8-year veteran saves the Saints approximately $2.5 against the salary cap.

Cook's release was procedural, and does not affect the Saints' cap figures since he was scheduled to become a free agent on March 17.

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Saints terminate contracts of tight ends Jared Cook, Josh Hill

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New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced today that the club has terminated the contracts of tight ends Josh Hill and Jared Cook.

Hill, 6-5, 250 pounds, filled various roles for the Saints as a receiver, blocker, fullback and special teams contributor after making the team in 2013 as an undrafted free agent out of Idaho State. Hill appeared in 117 regular season games with 62 starts for New Orleans and posted 116 receptions for 1,071 yards with 15 touchdowns and posted 27 special teams tackles. In nine postseason games with four starts, he posted...
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Report: Saints restructure DT David Onyemata’s contract, re-sign safety J.T. Gray

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A day after the news the Saints were reported to be considering trading defensive tackle Malcom Brown for salary cap relief, the Saints also restructured defensive tackle David Onyemata’s contract and created $4.34M in cap space, per NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.

New Orleans also agreed to a two-year deal with special teamer J.T. Gray worth $4 million with $2 million guaranteed, according to Rapoport.
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Source: Saints re-sign special-teams ace Gray

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METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints have agreed to a two-year deal with special-teams standout and backup safety J.T. Gray, a source confirmed.

Gray, who was named second-team All Pro in 2019, was scheduled to be a restricted free agent after originally signing as an undrafted free agent out of Mississippi State in 2018. News of his deal was first reported by NFL Network.

The Saints' special-teams units have been a huge part of their success during their current run of four straight NFC South titles. But many of their core special-teams players are unrestricted free agents this year...
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CSC Editorial: Are we there yet? Revisiting women’s roles in today’s NFL

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Almost two years ago, I wrote an article about female inclusion in the NFL. At the time, there was one female referee, two female coaches, three female team physicians, and seven female team owners. Roughly 30% of front office positions were held by women, but that percentage rate had a precipitous drop off at the operational level.

Unsurprisingly, the NFL received a 74% C grade for gender hiring practices in the 2018 NFL Racial and Gender Report Card. Because the titles of CEO/president and team vice presidents were added to the 2020 NFL Racial and Gender Report Card, the NFL’s grade...
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New Orleans Saints retain key player, free up cap space with two moves

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Early bird gets the cap space as the New Orleans Saints made two moves reported Wednesday morning. The Saints have reached a new deal to keep safety and special teams ace J.T. Gray in New Orleans and have also restructured defensive tackle David Onyemata’s deal to free up some more breathing room.

Gray helped the Saints land a top-five special teams grade from Pro Football Focus last season landing a 90.3 team grade. He contributed seven special teams tackles in 2020, second to only running mate Justin Hardee. The punt return unit in particular was spectacular, allowing a historically low...
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Why the Saints should sign Senio Kelemete

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It’s a name that should be familiar to most fans of the New Orleans Saints, but the Saints should consider re-signing our old pal Senio Kelemete.

Senio was recently released by the Houston Texans in a cap-saving move, as the release helped the cap-strapped Texans gain an additional $1.5 million in savings for the 2021 offseason:

After a single, uninspiring year with the Arizona Cardinals, the former fifth-round spent the next four seasons (2013-2017) with the Saints. Kelemete played in mostly a reserve role, but was pressed into duty more often the last two years with the Saints due to...
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Saints re-sign safety J.T. Gray, restructure David Onyemata's contract: report

  • News source: BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
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The New Orleans Saints made two moves Wednesday, re-signing safety J.T. Gray to a two-year contract and restructuring defensive tackle David Onyemata's contract, according to an NFL Network report.

Gray was set to be the Saints' lone restricted free agent this offseason. but he and the Saints avoided that by agreeing to a two-year deal worth up to $4 million with $2 million guaranteed.

After making the team as an undrafted free agent in 2018, Gray has made his name as a special teamer. He has only played 40 defensive snaps in his first three NFL seasons, but was named a second-team All...
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Saints restructure David Onyemata’s contract, re-sign J.T. Gray

  • News source: Josh Alper
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The Saints are looking for ways to open up cap space and they created a little bit by reworking defensive tackle David Onyemata‘s contract.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the team has converted some of Onyemata’s $7 million base salary to a signing bonus. The move will add to Onyemata’s cap hit in 2022, but opens up $4.34 million in space this year.

Onyemata had 44 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 16 quarterback hits, and an interception during the 2020 season.

Rapoport also reports that the team has re-signed impending restricted free agent defensive back J.T. Gray. It is a two-year deal...
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Fleur-de-Links, March 3: Saints considering trading defensive tackle

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Officially licensed Saints face coverings are now available, with a new, more protective design.

A look at Jameis Winston’s 2020 season, his first year with the team, and if he did a good enough job to start for the Saints in 2021.

The Saints are reportedly exploring trade possibilities involving Malcolm Brown, which could save the team around $5 million in salary cap space.

A look at 3 defensive and two offensive players that could still be on the board when the Saints reach their first round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

The Saints have re-signed defensive end Noah Spence with a...
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Saints free agency primer, running backs: Who will be Alvin Kamara's running mate in 2021?

  • News source: BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
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The start of NFL free agency is right around the corner (March 17), and that means we should soon start to get an idea for the shape of the New Orleans Saints roster.

One way or another, this promises to be an off-season of change for the Saints, who have already navigated some coaching staff turnover. They might be debuting a new starter under center for the first time since 2006 and will likely be faced with some tough roster decisions in order to get under the salary cap.

With that in mind, here is a position-by-position look at who the Saints currently have under contract, who from...
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Report: Saints exploring trade possibilities involving DT Malcom Brown

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The Saints are facing tough decisions as they attempt to get under the NFL’s salary cap.

New Orleans has had trade conversations about potentially dealing defensive tackle Malcom Brown, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. A trade involving Brown would save the Saints about $5 million in cap space, Rapoport added.

Brown is entering the final season of a three-year, $15 million deal. Read more from NFL.com.
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Saints open to trading veteran DT Malcom Brown: report

  • News source: BY AMIE JUST | Staff writer
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The New Orleans Saints are open to trading veteran defensive tackle Malcom Brown and have had conversations about potentially dealing him, according to a report from Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

Brown is in the final year of his $15 million contract and is a cap hit of $6,443,750 in 2021, with $1.5 million of that as dead cap.

Parting ways with Brown, either via trade or just releasing him, would save New Orleans approximately $5 million against the salary cap.

As of this writing, the Saints are projected to be $66,489,484 million over the salary cap, which is expected to be around...
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