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Really sucks that he left - I can't remember if he was just a cap casualty in 2006 or was there another issue like Payton didn't like him.

Can you imagine how crazy that O-line would have been with Evans, Bentley and Nicks. I guess one would have had to play center of shift over to tackle. We might have won another Superbowl in 2011.
 

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Really sucks that he left - I can't remember if he was just a cap casualty in 2006 or was there another issue like Payton didn't like him.

Can you imagine how crazy that O-line would have been with Evans, Bentley and Nicks. I guess one would have had to play center of shift over to tackle. We might have won another Superbowl in 2011.

I think he just always wanted to play for Cleveland, which is where he was from. Unfortunately for him he ended up suffering what would be a career ending injury on the first snap of training camp in his first season there.

But since he went there, their center Jeff Faine was available in a trade during the draft. So it worked out for the Saints anyway.
 

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I think he just always wanted to play for Cleveland, which is where he was from. Unfortunately for him he ended up suffering what would be a career ending injury on the first snap of training camp in his first season there.

But since he went there, their center Jeff Faine was available in a trade during the draft. So it worked out for the Saints anyway.

Could be the case, according to Wikipedia he apparently he had a "verbal agreement" with Philly, although he could have been using them to leverage an offer from Cleveland.

Also it appears leaving the Saints didn't seem to have much to do with Payton, more disliking the entire organization. And since he was an FA, it was easy to bolt.
 

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Really sucks that he left - I can't remember if he was just a cap casualty in 2006 or was there another issue like Payton didn't like him.

Can you imagine how crazy that O-line would have been with Evans, Bentley and Nicks. I guess one would have had to play center of shift over to tackle. We might have won another Superbowl in 2011.

He was considered the best C in the country at Ohio St. He really wanted to play C, so yes, him with Nicks and Evans would have been insane....
 

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