Just owndering if this was an Ingram situation.
Saints offered at least $8 million and he turned it down, so they went to Plan B.
8M? 1st I've heard of this.
According to Underhill, Saints offered $7.5 million but Bell's people never responded to the offer. So, they move on to Malcolm Jenkins.
Yep, it does seem his agent overvalued his market. Here's what Nick Underhill wrote in his article at the time (pay site):ESPN reporting 3yrs $18mil.
So if we really did offer 7.5/yr, it sounds like his agent overplayed his hand, ala Ingram...
Underhill has said often this year that the Saints have a value in mind for each free agent and are sticking to it. I am enjoying Underhill's new site very much.New Orleans was interested in keeping safety Vonn Bell and offered him something around the neighborhood of $7.5 million per season, according to a source. The safety had an offer and was in the process of exchanging offers, but New Orleans decided to move on to Jenkins, who agreed to a four-year deal worth a reported $8 million per season.
Sanders cancel with Apple.Okay, but the Saints signed Emmanuel Sanders at $8 mil per year, which would be on the level of a 5th. That has to cancel out one of the compensatory picks gained. Maybe someone who knows more on this can comment, but I believe the Sanders signing would cancel up to the 3rd for Teddy and not down to one of the 6ths (Klein & Bell).
Agree completely.Yep, it does seem his agent overvalued his market. Here's what Nick Underhill wrote in his article at the time (pay site):
Underhill has said often this year that the Saints have a value in mind for each free agent and are sticking to it. I am enjoying Underhill's new site very much.
The difference being Mark Ingram went to a better situation (for him professionally) and to a team that is a viable contender more often than not...This seems remarkably affordable. Did Vonn Bell pull a Mark Ingram?
? disagree with that. The neat thing is one of us will be proven wrong this season with Bell gone. If as you say he was why Marcus is a poor free safety...then Marcus will be freed up to make some good plays.Much more than Bell. It amazes me how overrated Bell is on this board. He is mostly the reason Marcus can’t play to his strengths because he has to worry about bells lack of coverage skills