Brian De La Puente will someone give us a 2nd rounder for him? (1 Viewer)

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He is by far the highest ranked Center , I hope we gave him the 2nd round tender, but after looking at his ranking, I am afraid someone may give us a 2nd. It hasn't been talked about, Ivory has been mentioned, but De La Puente is the best ranked RFA we have, but he is just a Center.
 

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Definitely can't let him get away... Bushrod is another thing entirely, i would like to keep him as well, but i don't think we are going to pay what he's asking. We'll see.
 

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I don't think centers are seen as high value players in terms of trades or picks. You could probably get the best center in this years draft Travis Frederick in the 3rd round.
 

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The Bears have an awful O-line and our old coach. They seem to be the most likely suitor. We drafted the best center in 2010 (?) and now he on another team. I can't think of his name, he was from BC, I think.
 

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Can anyone recall a team paying another the tender randsom? I can't, and it is to the point that I think there may be some sort of gentlemen's agreement to leave tendered players alone.
 

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The Bears have an awful O-line and our old coach. They seem to be the most likely suitor. We drafted the best center in 2010 (?) and now he on another team. I can't think of his name, he was from BC, I think.
Matt Tennant was projected as a 2nd round pick, we picked him in the 5th. He was rated as a 2nd best C in the draft behind Pouncey. He was released, claimed by the Pats, released again, then signed with Eagles. H
 

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Can anyone recall a team paying another the tender randsom? I can't, and it is to the point that I think there may be some sort of gentlemen's agreement to leave tendered players alone.
There certainly was at somepoint. It's been a few years of RfAs not wven getting workouts yet alone offers or stolen
 

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I don't think centers are seen as high value players in terms of trades or picks. You could probably get the best center in this years draft Travis Frederick in the 3rd round.
While I certainly don't want to downplay DLP's performance, he does play between two pretty damn good Guards. His job is a lot easier than many NFL pivots and this almost certainly benefits his performance. It would not be the end of the world if the Saints received a 2nd round pick for him given this team's penchant for filling these kinds of holes with UDFA.

That's just good value. Same for Chris Ivory and he's my favorite RB on the roster.
 

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While I certainly don't want to downplay DLP's performance, he does play between two pretty damn good Guards. His job is a lot easier than many NFL pivots and this almost certainly benefits his performance. It would not be the end of the world if the Saints received a 2nd round pick for him given this team's penchant for filling these kinds of holes with UDFA.

That's just good value. Same for Chris Ivory and he's my favorite RB on the roster.
I worry about losing DLP. I agree he's got a lot of help on either side but Kruetz couldn't do the job with all that help and we need to keep Drew upright or it won't matter how much we improve on defense.
 

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DLP is a beast and it would suck to lose two pieces on our o-line. Continuity is important for an o-line.
 

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