Saints Have Most Opening Day Salary Cap Space in 4 Years (1 Viewer)

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We all know Mickey Loomis is able to navigate the salary cap better than most GMs, but how he is able to pull of signings every season given the space he has left himself is pretty impressive. With those talents in mind, definitely looking forward to what we can do considering the amount of space we have that you can see below.

#Saints free agency opening day salary cap space by year:

2017: $29.5M (projected)
2016: $8.9M
2015: $4.92M
2014: $2.5M

-John Sigler
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I'm hoping we don't break the bank for Nick Fairley or Vaccarro.
I'm hoping we do what we can to keep and/or add everyone that will help this team win significantly more than 7 games next season and beyond.
 

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And that's without restructuring any contracts. I think Byrd will have to take a pay cut. I hope Armstead and Fleener will take one, but I doubt it.
 
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We all know Mickey Loomis is able to navigate the salary cap better than most GMs, but how he is able to pull of signings every season given the space he has left himself is pretty impressive. With those talents in mind, definitely looking forward to what we can do considering the amount of space we have that you can see below.

#Saints free agency opening day salary cap space by year:

2017: $29.5M (projected)
2016: $8.9M
2015: $4.92M
2014: $2.5M

-John Sigler
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I'm curious as to how much cap space the Saints made for themselves the past three offseasons by restructuring, extending, and cutting players? Just wondering how much we could potentially add to our opening 29.5 million.
 

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There are still 21 teams with more cap room. It's a lot of money for the Saints, but leaguewide they are below average.

The Patriots are 7th with 62 million cap room. Not bad for having just won the Super Bowl.
 

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