As time ticks down to March 10, we sit with much anticipation on what will happen in the NFL. On that date prior to 4:00PM EST, teams must be in compliance with the NFL salary cap, submit qualifying offers to their Restricted Free Agents, and exercise options clauses for 2015. Ultimately, the big draw is that free agency begins.
In order to get to that point, you have to create room in the salary cap. The New Orleans Saints figure to be in one the worst shapes when it comes to their cap situation. As of now, they are estimated at $165,183,345 from their Top 51 players, and a total figure of $171,293,845. Once the regular season starts, all contracts (including practice squad players) would be included in the salary cap.
There’s been some candidates pegged for release by many when they talk about the Saints, which include veterans Marques Colston, Jahri Evans, and Ben Grubbs. However, are these the right players to release? Are we truly gaining the most savings from parting ways with these players?