There's Money To Burn (1 Viewer)

Dan in Lafayette

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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 – Picayune

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