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Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:32:03 -0800
New Orleans Saints RB C.J. Spiller will likely remain on the roster, at least into training camp, according to ESPN.com's Mike Triplett. Spiller will count more against the cap if he is cut before June 1.
Fantasy Tip: Spiller was a huge disappointment in his first year with the Saints, and if he remains with the team in 2016, he would be nothing more than a late-round lottery ticket for fantasy owners.
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:01:45 -0800
New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston may be asked to take another pay cut this offseason in order to stay with the team. He is scheduled to make $3.2 million in 2016 and have a $5.9 million salary cap figure.
Fantasy Tip: Colston probably will be a No. 3 wide receiver if he remains with the Saints. Colston finished this season with 520 yards and four touchdowns. He likely will go undrafted in most leagues next season but could be a late-round option in deeper leagues.
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:35:24 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Mark Ingram likely will enter next season as the starter, but Forte could be the backup running back if he decides to play closer to his home town. Forte would be a fine option in point-per-reception leagues because of the Saints' offense, but there is a good chance he signs elsewhere.
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 06:41:04 -0800
Updating previous reports, New Orleans Saints LB Dannell Ellerbe restructured his salary down to $1.7 million from $4.1 million in 2016. His deal has $1.7 million fully guaranteed with a $750,000 roster bonus for skill and injury. The 2017 year in the contract is voidable. His salary cap number is now $3.2 million for next two years, which is down from $5.9 million.
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:50:15 -0800
Updating a previous item, New Orleans Saints LB Dannell Ellerbe restructured his contract Wednesday, Feb. 10, but the terms are unknown. Ellerbe had clauses in his contract that would guarantee $4.1 million in base salary for 2016 if he was on the roster by Wednesday. He was also due a $1 million roster bonus. Ellerbe was originally set to count $5.9 million against the salary cap. He's played in just seven games the last two years due to injury and has never played a full season.
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:17:01 -0800
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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:22:30 -0800
Fantasy Tip: There wasn't really any doubt that Brees was coming back to the bayou. He remains one of the most consistent and reliable fantasy and real-life quarterbacks. Continue to draft him as a top starting fantasy quarterback.
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:01:33 -0800
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 14:29:12 -0800
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees may receive a contract extension before the start of free agency March 15. Extending Brees before free agency begins would give the Saints the ability to use the extension to cut down Brees' salary-cap cost for 2016. New Orleans is currently $10 million over the projected salary cap.
Fantasy Tip: Brees and the Saints had not begun negotiations as of Feb. 4, but those negotiations should begin in the near future. Brees is still one of the best passers in the NFL and deserves a contract extension, which could solidify him staying in New Orleans for the rest of his career. He's a QB1 once again heading into next season.
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 14:21:24 -0800
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Fri, 05 Feb 2016 09:12:21 -0800
Updating a previous item, New Orleans Saints CB Brandon Browner will be released by the team, according to sources. By league rules the Saints can't cut him until after the Super Bowl. Browner will cost $6.3 million against the salary cap in 2016 and is due $5 million in salary and bonuses, including $2.75 million fully guaranteed. New Orleans will save $950,000 in cap space and $2.25 million in cash if they wait until after March 9 to release him. Browner was flagged for 24 penalties (21 accepted) this year, which was the most by any player in a season since at least 2001.
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 05:47:54 -0800
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 13:52:52 -0800
Fantasy Tip: There's still plenty of time for Brees and the Saints to get an extension done. Even if he doesn't sign an extension this year, he'll likely still be quarterbacking the Saints in 2016. It's hard to believe an extension isn't in the cards for Brees, though. Draft him as a QB1 again this year.
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