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- Aug 1, 1997
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- Lafayette, LA
The Saints, about $30 million under the salary cap, can address some of their needs
MikeTriplett / New Orleans Times-Picayune
To pay Asante Samuel or Lance Briggs, or not to pay? That's the $80-million question facing NFL teams as free agency kicks off Friday morning.
Samuel, a 27-year-old cornerback, and Briggs, a 27-year-old outside linebacker, are the two best defensive players available in a shallow free-agent pool.
But at what cost? Each is expected to demand a long-term contract of about $10 million per year.
Either player would be a nice fit in New Orleans, where the top priority this season is spicing up the defense. But internet reports that the Saints are the "front-runners" to land Samuel don't appear to be accurate. Full Story – Picayunehttp://www.nola.com/saints/t-p/?/base/sports-4/1204180997271800.xml&coll=1