Jimmy Graham is being attached to another object by an inclined plane, wrapped helically around its axis.
Maybe in comparison to other players, but not in the grand scheme.Screwed.
From the NOLA article by Triplett in November which discussed the defensive players and their cap implications if kept and cut.How much of Will Smith's number will be a "cap hit" if he's released? Not all "14,541,666" I'm guessing. think it may make more financial sense to restructure him.
New Orleans Saints' defensive salary-cap figures for 2013 | NOLA.comIf released: Saints would be charged $6.8 million in pro-rated signing bonuses over 2013 and 2014
Bye, bye,later, cya, adios, and bye.Nearest I can tell the only guys we would save a million plus from cutting (or trading)are as follows.
Listed with savings from cutting and player name.
9,000,000 Will Smith
4,800,000 Jonathan Vilma
3,400,000 Roman Harper
2,225,000 Zach Strief
1,500,000 David Thomas
1,500,000 Will Herring
I think you may have just nailed the cut list, my friend.Bye, bye,later, cya, adios, and bye.
Smith, Vilma, and Harper are tough sentimental cuts because of their leadership but because of their age, and scheme fits, not to mention their huge salaries pretty self explanatory.
Strief I think was too much of a liability last season he even himself said he cost us the KC game. We will be Drafting a cheaper replacement for Bushrod, and go with Jones, Brown, Harris as a open competition at RT.
David Thomas is a really tough cut to make, he's great solid back-up but he's had Concussion issues the past few years, not to mention Higgins is cheaper, and Graham will be due his new contract soon. Would love to have him but this is an age move to get younger.
Will Herring - pretty easy move was one of our worst Defenders last season and isn't a 3-4 fit.
This exactly what I'm thinking as well. One starter level FA would be great, especially if that FA is a pass rusher.Of course, keep in mind we have a draft class and replacements for expired contracts and the players I named to sign. So $15 million really isn't that much. But I suspect we'll get at least one starter level free agent out of this offseason,