Julius Thomas Expected to Be Released by Jacksonville (1 Viewer)

HogsNSaints

ALL-MADDEN TEAM
Joined
Jun 8, 2015
Messages
2,459
Reaction score
3,664
Location
Arkansas
Offline
Source is Mike Dirocco of ESPN Jacksonville.

Jaguars can save $4.7 million by letting him go. 24 TDs in his last two years in Denver, was misplaced in Jacksonville's offense and oft-injured..

Getting up there in age and has a had a ton of injuries. That could drive his price down to a bargain. Packers were able to bring in Cook on a cheap deal and he won them a big game this last weekend. I don't think Fleener is our guy, and bringing in another dynamic seem stretcher could make this O even better.


Should we draft a TE, or kick the tires on Thomas?
 

guillermo

Visible minority
Staff member
Super Moderator
Joined
Aug 8, 1997
Messages
12,548
Reaction score
13,016
Age
55
Offline
I think tight end is a position of luxury, that you develop thru the draft.

Thomas will have his market, and I doubt he will sign for cheap, even with the history of injuries.
 

RaisingTheBar

The Voice of Reason
VIP Contributor
Joined
Feb 28, 2008
Messages
15,474
Reaction score
18,032
Offline
We already have enough money invested at the TE position. If we want to upgrade it im not upset with using a pick on one.
 

cdogg

THE WOOD WAS BROUGHT
VIP Contributor
Joined
Aug 22, 1997
Messages
23,805
Reaction score
12,388
Location
Ft. Collins, CO
Offline
Hell, I imagine Seattle will part ways with Jimmy Graham. He's so misused and miscast in that offense, his salary is a waste there. He'll be cheaper than he should, slightly, and knows he can thrive here. I don't care what he said when he left.
 

RazorSaint

Super Forum Fanatic
VIP Contributor
Joined
Jul 20, 2001
Messages
10,287
Reaction score
4,896
Age
42
Offline
I'm pretty sure we've hitched our wagon to Fleener. He'd generate 7.5 million in dead money if released post June 1st. Our offense should be lights out next year anyway. We need defense.
 

BoNcHiE

Every team's Elixor
Joined
Dec 16, 2004
Messages
57,542
Reaction score
72,296
Online
Hell, I imagine Seattle will part ways with Jimmy Graham. He's so misused and miscast in that offense, his salary is a waste there. He'll be cheaper than he should, slightly, and knows he can thrive here. I don't care what he said when he left.
I think they keep him. He may not be getting 1400 yards there like he did here, but they've gotten used to his effectiveness on 3rd downs and in the redzone. And he was still 3rd in receiving yards among all TEs.
 

los226

Hall-of-Famer
Joined
Aug 13, 2011
Messages
6,232
Reaction score
9,013
Offline
Hell, I imagine Seattle will part ways with Jimmy Graham. He's so misused and miscast in that offense, his salary is a waste there. He'll be cheaper than he should, slightly, and knows he can thrive here. I don't care what he said when he left.
I think the Seahawks will actually extend Graham this offseason.

I wouldn't want the Saints to sign Julius Thomas unless it was like a vet minimum deal. He's a good red zone threat, but he's very injury prone.
 

Optimistic Ozzy

Bleeder of Black and Gold
Joined
Jun 26, 2003
Messages
9,163
Reaction score
10,619
Offline
I say we pass on Thomas and see if we can find a diamond in the rough, say a 5th round selection.
 

Devildog

Meh
Joined
Feb 26, 2004
Messages
17,311
Reaction score
19,869
Age
47
Location
:hookthem:
Offline
I think the Seahawks will actually extend Graham this offseason.

I wouldn't want the Saints to sign Julius Thomas unless it was like a vet minimum deal. He's a good red zone threat, but he's very injury prone.
And runs lazy routes. Ask Peyton Manning about him.
 

5thDeadlyVenom

Pro-Bowler
Joined
Mar 7, 2002
Messages
820
Reaction score
1,701
Age
44
Location
Algiers, NOLA
Offline
If Jeremy Sprinkle is still there in the 6th round, I'd pick him. The shoplifting thing could just be chalked up to a stupid decision by a young guy in a moment of immaturity. There were no character concerns with him leading up to that.

He probably won't be available that late, anyway. After the Senior Bowl and Combine, if he interviews well and shows the proper remorse, he'll probably move back up to a 3rd-4th round pick.
 

50_Saint

"Da Enligtened One"
Joined
Jun 23, 2003
Messages
2,218
Reaction score
1,500
Age
34
Offline
If Jimmy gets let go, get the band back together.
 

TurboWhoDat

ALL-MADDEN TEAM
Joined
Oct 10, 2012
Messages
2,209
Reaction score
3,122
Offline
i'm not about spending any more money on a TE outside of a rookie contract. all this talk about bringing back jimmy, yall must have forgot his disappearing act against good teams. i suspect this is part of the reason we moved him, in addition to his attitude. jimmy had some beast seasons, but those last couple here he really was nowhere to be found against good defenses, which is what we'd be playing against in the postseason.
 

ozwego15

Pro-Bowler
Joined
Feb 12, 2012
Messages
2,553
Reaction score
1,449
Offline
much like graham, julius thomas was a product of his previous QB. in order for him to have success, he needs to go to a team with an elite QB. we've already hitched our wagon to fleener so i don't we'll have room to sign him unless his market is stone cold.
 

insidejob

Respect existence or expect resistance.
Approved Blogger
Joined
Feb 3, 2010
Messages
32,297
Reaction score
53,969
Location
Back in 70124
Offline
Don't we have 6 TE's on the roster right now including practice squad guys?
 

football

Hall-of-Famer
Joined
Oct 16, 2013
Messages
6,400
Reaction score
11,607
Offline
Was wondering about him. Not in favor of bringing him in. I rather draft a tight end late in the draft and go from there.
 

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
saint_drago Michael Thomas Going Forward Saints Super Forum (Main Board) 28

Similar threads

 

New Orleans Saints Twitter Feed

 

Headlines

Top Bottom