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#1 Fixxxer

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 06:31 PM

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The #Saints are cutting RB Darren Sproles, per source.


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Releasing #Saints RB Darren Sproles saves$3.5M & continues the house cleaning of sorts on offense. Lance Moore cut, Pierre Thomas in danger

#2 peterpan

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 06:35 PM

He could be our Spiller!!! errr

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 06:38 PM

Guess Saints aren't going back to playoffs anytime soon.

Sproles has been huge for them. When he's out they struggle.  Guess he's nicked up, know he missed some time last year.

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 06:42 PM

This is what happens when you put one player (Graham) over the team. You have to cut other good talent to afford him. Lance Moore got cut as well

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 06:45 PM

View PostRyan L Billz, on 07 March 2014 - 06:38 PM, said:

Guess Saints aren't going back to playoffs anytime soon.

Sproles has been huge for them. When he's out they struggle.  Guess he's nicked up, know he missed some time last year.
He was a shell of himself this past year. I will be a little surprised if they let Pierre go. IMO, he is their best weapon next to Graham (with Kenny Stills not far behind).

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 06:47 PM

View PostKellyto83TD, on 07 March 2014 - 06:42 PM, said:

This is what happens when you put one player (Graham) over the team. You have to cut other good talent to afford him. Lance Moore got cut as well
it really says something about the way this league works

If this were the Bills and we had sign Byrd to cut Lawson, Carrington, and Bradham - what would we think?

If we had to sign Spiller to cut TJ Graham, Chandler, Pears and Summers... what would we think?

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 07:03 PM

Who says they cut Sproles for reasons other than their conclusion about his future performance?

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 07:30 PM

View PostKellyto83TD, on 07 March 2014 - 06:42 PM, said:

This is what happens when you put one player (Graham) over the team. You have to cut other good talent to afford him. Lance Moore got cut as well
Not that Brees doesn't deserve it but isn't his cap hit around $20M?

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 07:42 PM

View Postjboyst62, on 07 March 2014 - 06:47 PM, said:

it really says something about the way this league works

If this were the Bills and we had sign Byrd to cut Lawson, Carrington, and Bradham - what would we think?

If we had to sign Spiller to cut TJ Graham, Chandler, Pears and Summers... what would we think?

I'd say goodbye to Lawson, Carrington, Bradham, Graham, Chandler, Pears and Summers!

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 07:46 PM

View PostRyan L Billz, on 07 March 2014 - 06:38 PM, said:

Guess Saints aren't going back to playoffs anytime soon.

Sproles has been huge for them. When he's out they struggle.  Guess he's nicked up, know he missed some time last year.

The offense may end up better for it. Gearing up for a power running game on khiry robinsons (and Ingrams) back may actually help them function more efficiently. At times it seemed they were trying to force Sproles at the expense of being well balanced. They were at their best as a team when they could grind on a running game (see Super Bowl).

Couple that with finding Pierre Thomas, Chris ivory and now Robinson as udfas you have to think they can find good cheap backs.

Wouldn't be shocked though if Thomas joins Sproles in the housekeeping and dexter mccluster takes over punt returns (since lance was Sproles backup there and both are gone) and the receiving back role.

Edited by NoSaint, 07 March 2014 - 07:47 PM.


#11 Kirby Jackson

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 07:54 PM

View PostNoSaint, on 07 March 2014 - 07:46 PM, said:



The offense may end up better for it. Gearing up for a power running game on khiry robinsons (and Ingrams) back may actually help them function more efficiently. At times it seemed they were trying to force Sproles at the expense of being well balanced. They were at their best as a team when they could grind on a running game (see Super Bowl).

Couple that with finding Pierre Thomas, Chris ivory and now Robinson as udfas you have to think they can find good cheap backs.

Wouldn't be shocked though if Thomas joins Sproles in the housekeeping and dexter mccluster takes over punt returns (since lance was Sproles backup there and both are gone) and the receiving back role.
Khiry Robinson will be on every one of my fantasy teams next year.

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 08:17 PM

View PostKellyto83TD, on 07 March 2014 - 06:42 PM, said:

This is what happens when you put one player (Graham) over the team. You have to cut other good talent to afford him. Lance Moore got cut as well

Its Graham and Brees actually who combined will take up about 25% of their cap

I wouldn't be surprised at all to see Sproles resign with them though. They could afford to cut Moore bc they have that rookie who played pretty well last year

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 08:28 PM

I hope he doesn't go the Patriots.

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 08:38 PM

View Postthe skycap, on 07 March 2014 - 07:42 PM, said:



I'd say goodbye to Lawson, Carrington, Bradham, Graham, Chandler, Pears and Summers!

Exactly.   And Spiller and Byrd ain't Graham...

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 08:55 PM

View PostFixxxer, on 07 March 2014 - 08:28 PM, said:

I hope he doesn't go the Patriots.

You know that is where he will end up too. Perfect fit.

I bet he is signed by them this week.

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 12:31 AM

View PostFixxxer, on 07 March 2014 - 08:28 PM, said:

I hope he doesn't go the Patriots.
Or the Jets, or the Dolphins. I was thinking maybe Rams or Steelers would be a good fit.

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 02:57 AM

Perhaps back to the Chargers, or the Lions who would love what he can do out in the flat.

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 08:08 AM

He's 5'6" , needs a great OL , see results of Brees

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 08:29 AM

View Postjboyst62, on 07 March 2014 - 06:47 PM, said:

it really says something about the way this league works

If this were the Bills and we had sign Byrd to cut Lawson, Carrington, and Bradham - what would we think?

If we had to sign Spiller to cut TJ Graham, Chandler, Pears and Summers... what would we think?

Interesting choice of players.  More was a 1200 yd wr and sproules a key cog in their o.

Wouldn't it be more like cutting spiller and Stevie to keep Bryd?

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 09:46 AM

This kind of move is exactly what I've been talking about for a while now. Good teams lose their FAs on occasion. It happens. It's the NFL and it's the nature of the business. I bet the Saints fans are doing the very same thing us Bills fans do to OJ their message boards. Jumping off bridges and doom and gloom is most likely happening right this minute down in the bayou.

The only difference here is that Saints fans can believe that this move is happening to try and save money for Jimmy Graham. Which IMO, they'll never be able to cut enough to sign him. But well have to wait and see on that.





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