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Per PFT -

MARE REFUSED A PAY CUT

Contrary to reports that kicker Olindo Mare failed a physical in New Orleans, a league source tells us that Mare was released after refusing to accept a pay cut.

Per the source, the Saints wanted Mare to sign a deal equal to the contract recently inked by Martin "the Hamburglar" Gramatica.

Mare opted not to trim his $1.5 million base salary for 2008. He was signed through 2009, with a base salary of $1.5 million that year, too.

He instantly becomes a free agent, and may sign elsewhere in advance of the official launch of free agency.

Coincidentally, the Saints claimed last year that receiver Joe Horn failed a physical in releasing him.
 

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Who does he think he is? It'll be funny when no one signs him.
 

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I wish him well.
 

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Gramatica >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Mare
 

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Good luck finding another gig... who in their right mind would sign him for $1.5 million. I wouldn't mind having him on the cheap as a kick off specialist, but that's about it. The Hamburglar can't kick in the end zone to save his life.
 

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In 2008, Gramatica = David Browndyke = Luis Zendejas = Tony Franklin = Garo Yepremian = Rafael Septien = Florian Kempf = Scott Norwood = George Blanda

Any of them would stand an equal chance of beating the others out.
 

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He had a bad year last year, but has been one of the best kickers in the league before that. I bet someone signs him for more than what we wanted him to make.

I hope we pick someone up to push Martin, now.
 

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MARE REFUSED A PAY CUT

Contrary to reports that kicker Olindo Mare failed a physical in New Orleans, a league source tells us that Mare was released after refusing to accept a pay cut.

Per the source, the Saints wanted Mare to sign a deal equal to the contract recently inked by Martin "the Hamburglar" Gramatica.

Mare opted not to trim his $1.5 million base salary for 2008. He was signed through 2009, with a base salary of $1.5 million that year, too.

He instantly becomes a free agent, and may sign elsewhere in advance of the official launch of free agency.

Coincidentally, the Saints claimed last year that receiver Joe Horn failed a physical in releasing him.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA

Again - good. More salary cap room left for us to spend on more pressing needs.
 

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What is the point of say he failed his physical? What is wrong with saying he didn't want to restructure his contract?
 

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If he had played lights out before his injury then he might have an argument, but he was not showing much improvement and is not worth the 1.5 million. I loved his kickoffs, but they alone are not worth 1.5 million.
 

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He had a bad year last year, but has been one of the best kickers in the league before that. I bet someone signs him for more than what we wanted him to make.

I hope we pick someone up to push Martin, now.


No, he had many bad years in Miami, then a bad year in NO, he may be washed up. or unhealthy, but what ever it is , it is too much risk for us to take, draft a kicker to challege gramatica or sign a good one.
 

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Ironically I was thinking Joe Horn when reading it. Interesting that they mentioned that at the end of the article.

Here's to guessing that Jason David fails a physical next year.
 

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Ironically I was thinking Joe Horn when reading it. Interesting that they mentioned that at the end of the article.

Here's to guessing that Jason David fails a physical next year.

+1 :worthy::smilielol::_rofl:
 

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No, he had many bad years in Miami, then a bad year in NO, he may be washed up. or unhealthy, but what ever it is , it is too much risk for us to take, draft a kicker to challege gramatica or sign a good one.

Risk? :dunno:
 

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he was just starting to come on when he got hurt.

his onside kicks were perfect too!

I'd still rather have Grammatica
 

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