NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - With one ESPN report, the Saints essentially told us all that the inevitable is here. In an offseason full of cost-cutting, Mickey Loomis and company are not done with their difficult decisions.
Adam Schefter reported the Saints are shopping Lance Moore and Pierre Thomas and are open to trading Darren Sproles as well.
It's not completely surprising. All three have either hit their thirties or are very close (Thomas turns 30 this year), all have relatively high cap numbers thus all are vulnerable to the salary cap ax.
In version 1.0 of my 2014 Saints mock I had BYU outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy as the Saints first-round draft pick.
The Saints appear to be shopping some fan favorites and staples of the team, according to ESPN reporter Adam Schefter.
The Jimmy Graham franchise tag dispute reminds me of a Disney movie. You remember Dumbo the Flying Elephant whose oversized ears gave him the ability to soar like an eagle? Well, imagine Dumbo going to Walt Disney asking for a raise. It might go something like this:
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A huge sigh of relief likely came over the Saints as the news was reported that the 2014 NFL salary cap will be higher than originally projected.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the cap will increase 5 percent or $ 7million over last year's cap in 2014. That $130 million figure is $4 million more than the projected $126 million. And for a team as tight up against the mark as the Saints, every little bit helps.
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - In an offseason that was sure to bring wholesale cost-cutting, the Saints began with a bang.
On Wednesday, the team cut ties with Will Smith, Roman Harper and Jabari Greer and announced they would not re-sign Jonathan Vilma.
None of the moves was surprising, but all had to be difficult to make.
"I have coached and been around a lot of great players, and I put these four guys right there at the top," head coach Sean Payton said in a statement.
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - In many ways, Bruce Jordan is like most freshmen at Brother Martin High School. He gets up every morning, goes to school and works hard in the classroom. He also loves sports. Just last Friday he played a big role in the Crusader freshmen basketball team's victory over arch rival Jesuit.
But his first love is football. Last season as a freshmen running back and linebacker, he excelled immediately on the varsity squad.
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Oh the irony.
During the 2012 offseason, I couldn't go a day without someone asking me why the Saints haven't ponied up to pay Brees a long-term contract.
It's simple math. The latest Saints are a projected $12-$15 million over the salary cap and that's with 15 unrestricted free agents and a draft class to sign and one of those UFA's is Jimmy Graham who will command big bucks.
The New Orleans Police Department has released its report on sexual assault allegations against former Saints player Darren Sharper that were filed in September.
In the report, the victim said she met Sharper on September 23, 2013 at a bar during a night of heavy drinking.