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blueslover
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Not keeping Harper won't be for lack of options


Many of us were disappointed in the dollars doled out to Harper when he was extended. He was the benefactor of coming offf the SB win and having a big first year under GW. It also was a very thin free agent and draft class that year for safeties- a strong seller's market.

If they can't come to fresh terms this year the choices are abundant. The Rams released solid Quintin Mikell today for cap relief. Mikell graded out as a top-five safety in Pro Football Focus' 2012 ratings. Look at the safety names out there-

Quintin Mikell
Dashon Goldson
Ed Reed
Louis Delmas
Kenny Phillips
Glover Quin
Laron Landry
Pat Chung
Chris Clemons
Adrian Wilson
Gerald Sensabaugh

if that wasn't enough look at the list of decent safety prospects that might be had at #75 or later-

Jonathan Cyprien, FIU
Shawn Williams, GA
Robert Lester, ALA (a Harper clone?)
JJ Wilcox, Ga Sou
Phillip Thomas, Fresno St
Shamarko Thomas, SYR
Bacarri Rambo, GA
Duke Williams, NEV

Think I'll get on the horn to Mickey and remind him to go hardball with Harper. I can't remember such good a buyer's market for safety in many years.



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goatmilker
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re: Not keeping Harper won't be for lack of options


Best FA safety market I can remember.
Would love Shamarko Thomas Syr.






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csorre1
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re: Not keeping Harper won't be for lack of options


I will not be pleased if we drop Harper and draft Robert Lester.





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CocoLoco
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re: Not keeping Harper won't be for lack of options


I'd imagine that he is aware of this too. Although I think he could fit Ryan's system really well, his price is ridiculous. Loomis and the FO are looking hard at potential editions to the defense, and Harper should know that if he doesn't adjust this price he's gone. This market is very deep, and the Saints could replace him for a cheaper price.





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DeathValley85
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re: Not keeping Harper won't be for lack of options


Let's sign Laron Landry....cuz ya know.....LSU





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elprez00
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re: Not keeping Harper won't be for lack of options


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Let's sign Laron Landry....cuz ya know.....LSU

I'm disappointed Eric Reid is not listed in Blues' little list there. Isn't it obligatory we have to mention every LSU player in every should we thread?






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HHSTigerAlumni
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re: Not keeping Harper won't be for lack of options


Add Dawan Landry to that list too.





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CocoLoco
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re: Not keeping Harper won't be for lack of options


He's projected as a late 1st to early 2nd rounder.





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Farva
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re: Not keeping Harper won't be for lack of options


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I'm disappointed Eric Reid is not listed in Blues' little list


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prospects that might be had at #75 or later






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Brettesaurus Rex
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re: Not keeping Harper won't be for lack of options


quote:

Let's sign Laron Landry....cuz ya know.....LSU



quote:

I'm disappointed Eric Reid is not listed in Blues' little list there. Isn't it obligatory we have to mention every LSU player in every should we thread?



So mad






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Suntiger
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re: Not keeping Harper won't be for lack of options


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The Rams released solid Quintin Mikell today for cap relief.


That was a surprise to me this morning. I wouldn't mind signing him, but he might be a little expensive too. I don't really see any other FAs I "really really want" that much more than Harper at this point.

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Bacarri Rambo, GA


That would be awesome IMO. It would make up for losing out on Moore. I think it all depends on what happens with Bushrod though.






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blueslover
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re: Not keeping Harper won't be for lack of options


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I don't really see any other FAs I "really really want" that much more than Harper at this point.


it's not about his play, most feel he will excel in the RR scheme. It's just the cost. For $15million worth of cap hit the next two years you could get Goldson. Harper for $15mil or Chung for a quarter of that?






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jamal
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re: Not keeping Harper won't be for lack of options


Cut Harper , draft Rambo IMO






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bonethug0108
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re: Not keeping Harper won't be for lack of options


Problem with the fa list is most of those guys are fs.





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adono
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re: Not keeping Harper won't be for lack of options


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Think I'll get on the horn to Mickey and remind him to go hardball with Harper.


If Mickey doesn't have his game plan already, we're in deep shite...in more ways than just Harper!






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Bduhon55
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re: Not keeping Harper won't be for lack of options


I definitely think Harper needs to restructure or he needs to be released. He is well over paid for a run stopping safety. He will most likely flourish in RR's scheme, but not for that amount of money and it isn't a sure thing. I like getting a guy like Chung or Laron Landry for a bit cheaper and drafting a guy to groom for the future.





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Suntiger
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re: Not keeping Harper won't be for lack of options


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Cut Harper , draft Rambo IMO


I'd be fine with this.


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it's not about his play, most feel he will excel in the RR scheme. It's just the cost. For $15million worth of cap hit the next two years you could get Goldson. Harper for $15mil or Chung for a quarter of that?


I'm assuming he will restructure or be cut.






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Cincinnati Bowtie
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re: Not keeping Harper won't be for lack of options


To hell with restructuring, cut his ass. If you're undecided, please rewatch the playoff game vs the Seahawks, or virtually any other game he was required to cover someone.
He can say Roll Tide after every interview somewhere else.






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jamal
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re: Not keeping Harper won't be for lack of options


I'm with you we could easily get Shamarko Thomas or Rambo in the 3rd and IMO Rambo is a first round talent






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redfish99
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re: Not keeping Harper won't be for lack of options


I would hope Mickey already knows this and will offer him minimum wage. Not a fan of Roman's.





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