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Saints 2014 Offseason Thread
Posted by RaginCajunsULL on 1/13 at 3:50 pm

2014 New Orleans Saints Free Agents:

Unrestricted Free Agent :
K Shayne Graham Resigned 2/14/14
TE Jimmy Graham non-exclusive tag 3/3/14
RT Zach Strief
C Brian de la Puente
WR Robert Meachem
OT Charles Brown
QB Luke McCown

Restricted Free Agents:
FB Jed Collins
WR Joe Morgan

NFL Offensive Free Agents 2014:

Unrestricted Free Agent:
S Malcolm Jenkins - Signed by Philly 3/11/14
OLB Parys Haralson
LB Jonathan Vilma - Cut 2/12/14
LB Will Herring - Signed by Cowboys
LB Ramon Humber - Signed 1 year deal 3/14/14
LB Keyunta Dawson
DE Kenyon Coleman
S Jordan Pugh

Restricted Free Agents:
S Rafael Bush
DE Tom Johnson

NFL Defensive Free Agents 2014:

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Posted by RaginCajunsULL on 1/13 at 3:50 pm to RaginCajunsULL

Saints Draft Picks:
1st Round: 27th

2014 Mock Drafts:
CBS: Vic Beasley, OLB Clemson: Highlight vs Wake Forest
With increasingly sophisticated passing attacks all the rage in the NFL, teams are more willing than ever to gamble on pass-rushers. In Beasley, who leads the country with 8.0 sacks, scouts see a speed-rusher in much the same mold as Seahawks' 2012 first round pick Bruce Irvin.

YahooSports: Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson:
With the Saints utilizing a 3-4 base defense in 2013, athletic and versatile stand-up pass rushers are important pieces to what Rob Ryan wants to do. Beasley does a nice job converting speed to power and flashes intriguing pass rush skills.)

WalterFootball: Vic Beasley, DE/OLB, Clemson:
The Saints had several holes to fill in the 2013 NFL Draft, so they weren't able to obtain a pass-rusher until the sixth round with Rufus Johnson. They'll probably need to do so earlier in May. They couldn't get to Russell Wilson at all in a big Monday night loss. Junior Galette has been awesome, but New Orleans needs a potent pass-rusher across from him.

BleacherReport: Ryan Shazier, OLB, Ohio State: 2012 Highlights
The Saints improved by leaps and bounds defensively in 2013, but they can still stand to get better. Outside linebacker is an obvious position of need for New Orleans, and Shazier has everything defensive coordinator Rob Ryan could possibly ask for.

DraftSite: Ryan Shazier, OLB, Ohio State:
Big time athletic playmaker. Long arms, long legs. Lacks great bulk. Explosive, fast athlete. Can be leggy changing directions in the open field. Aggressive player but can be over-aggressive. Physical but lacks the bulk to be consistently effective at the point of attack. Does not appear to be a consistently great form, takedown tackler but is very productive. Can struggle getting off blocks or get driven out of running plays; has success when he utilizes his superior athleticism to elude blockers.

SI: Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama: Highlights vs VT
The Saints benefit from the first 26 picks. Their 2013 third-round pick, Terron Armstead, still has some maturing to do at left tackle; Zach Strief’s set to become a free agent. Kouandjio may be a better fit, at first glance, for a team wanting to really grind the ball down the field. But New Orleans runs more than enough to take advantage of him there, while his strength as a pass-blocker would aid Drew Brees. The downside we’ve seen — Kouandjio slipping into unbalanced position to allow rushers to beat him — would be negated some by Brees’ ability to set and fire quickly.

thephinsider: Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame: Highlights vs Bama
Martin is on the short side for a tackle prospect, and the buzz is that his arm length will be in the 32-inch range. Not great by any means, but the numbers don't tell the whole story with him--the former Fighting Irish left tackle is simply outstanding from a polish and athleticism standpoint, and his tape suggests that he's completely comfortable with taking on taller pass-rushers. The Saints place a high premium on athleticism and awareness when it comes to the tackle position, and Martin would have no problem satisfying that criteria. Also, keep in mind that Houston Texans left tackle Duane Brown, arguably the best blindside protector in the business right now, is 6'4" with 32 3/8" arms. That isn't to say Martin will have similar success; rather, it just suggests that he shouldn't be booted from the left-tackle discussion just yet.

sbNation: Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State: 2013 Highlights
Few players in college football were as productive as Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks. The Saints' offense tends to live and die by Jimmy Graham, as we saw in the playoff loss to the Seahawks. Marques Colston isn't getting any younger, so keeping the wide receiver depth chart stocked with young talent should be a priority in New Orleans.

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Posted by RaginCajunsULL on 1/13 at 3:50 pm to RaginCajunsULL
New Orleans Saints Transactions

Terminated the contract of WR Lance Moore

Terminated the contracts of CB Jabari Greer, S Roman Harper and OLB Will Smith

Waived: S Isa Abdul-Quddus
Placed OLB Parys Haralson on Reserve/Injured Signed S Jordan Pugh
Signed Rufus Johnson to the active roster from practice squad
Signed Vic So'oto to the practice squad

Waived S Eric Frampton
Signed OLB Kyle Knox from practice squad to active roster
Signed CB Eddie Whitley to practice squad

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Posted by RaginCajunsULL on 1/13 at 3:51 pm to RaginCajunsULL
Saints News


New Orleans Saints S Kenny Vaccaro was named to the 2013 Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie team, PWFA announced Tuesday.
Vaccaro, the team’s 2013 first-round draft choice from Texas, appeared in 14 games during the 2013 season and totaled 92 tackles (60 solo), one sack, one interception and six pass defenses before suffering a season-ending ankle injury in the club’s 17-13 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, Dec. 8.

New Orleans Saints earned NFL’s best local TV market rating for the 2013 regular season
The New Orleans Saints registered the highest local TV market rating of all NFL cities during the 2013 regular season, according to the SportsBusiness Daily.
New Orleans earned a household rating of 52.0, which means 52.0 percent of all homes in the market were tuned in during Saints games. The rating is 14 percent higher than the team’s 2012 rating, 8.5 percent higher than the next best team and 23.5 points higher than the NFL's 2013 average.

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Posted by St Augustine on 1/13 at 3:54 pm to RaginCajunsULL

Paid for Aug for hendo 14 super pac

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Posted by goatmilker on 1/13 at 4:19 pm to RaginCajunsULL
Sticky wishes sent

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Posted by RaginCajunsULL on 1/13 at 4:21 pm to goatmilker
thanks fellas

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Posted by Jones on 1/13 at 4:24 pm to RaginCajunsULL

RT Zach Strief
C Brian de la Puente


OT Charles Brown


LB Jonathan Vilma

can yall along with harper and smith hit the road?

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Posted by Unknown_Poster on 1/13 at 4:26 pm to RaginCajunsULL
Would like to see Haralson resigned. Graham will probably be franchised. Everyone else on that list (plus a few others) can hit the road.

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Posted by Cajun Invasion on 1/13 at 5:05 pm to RaginCajunsULL


Nice work

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Posted by Chad504boy on 1/13 at 5:08 pm to Cajun Invasion
So lets put 5 months of work in one thread frick this attention thread

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Posted by RaginCajunsULL on 1/13 at 5:09 pm to Chad504boy

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Posted by St Augustine on 1/13 at 5:48 pm to Chad504boy
Somebody wishes they got the sticky.

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Posted by Chad504boy on 1/13 at 5:52 pm to St Augustine
I can live w it for bein a half arse info thread for dummies but don't expect it to contain all offseason convos

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Posted by Cajun Invasion on 1/13 at 6:45 pm to Chad504boy
Chad when you make a thread that gets a stickie ill give you a too.

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Posted by Chad504boy on 1/13 at 7:53 pm to RaginCajunsULL
I gots great ideer, post all the dates of free agency cuts draft etc

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Posted by SaintLSUnAtl on 1/14 at 9:01 am to RaginCajunsULL
I wish I could upvote this more than once. It contains some good info centralized in one location and it hurt Chad's butt pretty good for some reason so that's a bonus

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Posted by GOON on 1/15 at 9:12 am to RaginCajunsULL
Nice work. Thanks for putting all of this in one place.

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Posted by whodatfan on 1/15 at 10:13 am to RaginCajunsULL

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Posted by goatmilker on 1/15 at 11:54 am to whodatfan

Well thats a keeper

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