Roman Harper , Will Smith, Jabari Greer, Jonathan Vilma RELEASED

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  1. Cajun Sensation

    Cajun Sensation I'm kind of a big deal Staff Member

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    mctiger Kenny HIlliard, Beast Staff Member

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    The last 4 holdovers from the Super Bowl starting defense.....happy trails and thanks to Smith, Vilma and Harper. Hopefully they can bring back Greer, who still has some tread left on the tires.
     
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    Cajun Sensation I'm kind of a big deal Staff Member

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    Cajun Sensation I'm kind of a big deal Staff Member

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    I just told a co-worker the same thing. I said that of those 4, I'd like to see us hold on to Greer. He's still got some gas in the tank and he could add depth to the position.
     
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    TigerBacker70 I'm the Cock of the Walk!

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    Thanks for memories guys. I've got nothing bad to say about any of them as Saints. I hope that each of them might stay around the team in some capacity if they choose to. Each was a leader in some respect and I wish them the best.

    How much cap space does that clear up?
     
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    mctiger Kenny HIlliard, Beast Staff Member

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    ESPN says they will save $19.2 million, and were $13-15 million over the cap before the cuts. Nola.com says they were only $12 million over.
     
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    TigerBacker70 I'm the Cock of the Walk!

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    So just by releasing them the team is now 4-7 million under the cap. Fantastic. It's a start. I don't see any way around franchising Graham unless he decides that playing with Brees made and will keep him a superstar and on another team he might just be a talented TE. I can't blame a player if they get much better money somewhere else. The team should pay him if at all possible.

    Need to go after a pass rushing 3-4 LB, a reliable corner, and maybe a run stuffer at nose tackle. I've been very happy with Jordan and Gallette in the 3-4. They worked out better than I imagined they would have. Hicks was no slouch either. LB is very weak, corner and FS need help too. Armstead impressed me at tackle simply by not holding having a false start, or giving up a sack once very series like his predecessors. He might be a keeper.
     
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    ParadiseiNC don't worry, be happy

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    Good synopsis. Agree fully.
     
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    fanatic Buckle your seatbelts...

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    ParadiseiNC don't worry, be happy

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    good stuff. makes you wonder whether they truly plan to re-sign Greer. i think he's got a bit more in the tank, personally.
     

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