New Orleans Saints need more players to help with salary cap number

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Looking at the sports website Spotrac.com which shows current players contracts, there are some possibilities that are likely to happen just from a numbers standpoint.

Defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis-  Ellis is in the last year of his contract and is due to make $5.816 million this year.  Ellis hasn’t been the greatest the last couple of seasons, at least not for what he is getting paid.

The Saints need to ask Ellis to restructure his contract or if they feel like he is worth it to do an extension.  Frankly, Ellis isn’t that much of a dominant force and the Saints should just go for a restructure.

Offensive tackle Jermon Bushrod-  Bushrod will be a free agent next year and is due to make $3.25 million this year.  Bushrod is a part of the dominant offensive line the Saints have held.

The Saints would do well to lock Bushrod in for the next several years and offer him a contract extension like Greer.  They could try to restructure but it may not save that much.

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  • larryjames836

    Well Mickey Loomis and the New Orleans Saints are family just call a meeting and let the team know what you are trying to do for the team. Just be honest with them I know they all have familys to take care of to so Drew Brees knows what’s going on he should except 105.0 million that’s still highest paid quarterback. Drew Brees thank of your teammates we lost some players already how many more must we lose before you take a good look you are going to need all these guys so thank about it. (Show some love for your teammates).

  • LI Saint

    Big Congrats to you Gene for your byline in yesterday’s Bleacher Report (Saints edition). You are too good at what you do. The recognition and accolades will continue to come your way (make sure when that happens, you won’t leave us in a lurch…lol).