Why are we paying Nick Easton (2 Viewers)

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The Saints are paying this guy “starting center” money. I thought we brought him in so he could either start at C or be a utility backup at G. I saw he was on inactive list and I guess he has been but I can’t understand why the organization is paying a guy that much money to be inactive. If Will Clapp is that much better (heaven forbid with the way Clapp got manhandled yesterday) why did we gv him all that money in the first place (4 yrs 22.5 mil)
 

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If Tom is ready, bring him back. There is some weird rule that he would have to practice for 2 weeks before playing, correct? We certainly miss Kelemete. Offensive linemen starting to get hurt coincided with the declining success of the team as a whole last season, and it's concerning that history seems to be repeating itself.
 

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Players that are released don’t count towards the compensatory pick formula. His contract has to expire to be factored in.
I thought I read that if a signed FA is released prior to a certain date then they dont count against you with comp picks.
 
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I thought I read that if a signed FA is released prior to a certain date then they dont count against you with comp picks.
Is this what you had read from Over The Cap?

In order to qualify for the comp equation, a player must have been a true Unrestricted Free Agent whose contract had expired or was voided after the previous season (i.e., he cannot have been released by his old team); he must sign during the UFA signing period (which ended July 27 last year); if he signs after June 1[*], he must have been tendered a June 1 qualifying offer by his old team; his compensatory value or contract value must be above a specific minimum amount; and he cannot have been permanently released by his new team before a certain point in the season (which seems to be after Week 10) or, possibly, before getting a certain amount of playing time, unless he was claimed off waivers by another team.

If so, I think that applies to the Vikings’ compensatory pick formula, like say the Vikings were scheduled to get a comp pick from losing Easton, then us releasing him before Week 10 could cause them to lose their potential pick. That’s how I’m reading it anyway unless if I’m over analyzing it which is possible. :hihi:

I don’t think it affects us because we signed more compensatory pick eligible free agents than we lost anyway according to their chart here.

 

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