Feb 26, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Texas Longhorns defensive back Kenny Vaccaro runs with the ball after catching a pass during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Who Dat Dish: New Orleans Saints News, Rumors And Links For 5/14

Things are picking up around the New Orleans Saints now that rookie minicamp is over and the team is actually starting to sign some players as well as release news.

Today we’ll look at the signings, the official contract numbers for Kenny Vaccaro and more as we enter the lull of the offseason.

Let’s take a look.


ESPN Details How the Saints Came to Select Kenny Vaccaro

Per Pat Yasinskas;

Mike Triplett has an in-depth look at how the Saints scouted first-round draft pick Kenny Vaccaro. They had at least seven detailed scouting reports on Vaccaro and spent hundreds of hours scouting and discussing him. But that’s exactly what you should do when you’re investing a first-round pick and millions of dollars in someone.


 Saints Sign Six Rookies From Minicamp

Per the Saints’ official site:

New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced Monday that the club has signed the following free agents to contracts following their participation in the club’s rookie minicamp on a tryout basis: DE Baraka Atkins, WR Brent Leonard, DB Korey Lindsey, K Jose Maltos, RB Khiry Robinson and G Jeremiah Warren. The club has also waived RB Shawne Alston, CB Ryan Lacy and C Ryan Lee.


ESPN Has a Detailed Breakdown of Kenny Vaccaro’s Contract

Per Pat Yasinskas:

 His deal is fully guaranteed and the total value is $9,424,704. Vaccaro also got a signing bonus of $5,234,328.

Vaccaro’s first-year salary will be $405,000 and his cap figure will be $1,713,582. His 2014 base salary will be $833,396 and his cap figure will be $2.141 million.

In 2015, Vaccaro’s base salary rises to $1,261,792 and his cap figure will be $2,570,374. In 2016, his base salary will be $1,690,188 and his cap figure will be $2,998,770.


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