Saints News 3/8/13: QB Chase Daniel Drawing Interest From Other Teams As Free Agency Nears

Chris Graythen

Are his days of backing up Drew Brees over? QB-needy teams are reportedly interested in giving him a new home.

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Market opening for New Orleans Saints backup QB Chase Daniel | NOLA.com
Daniel obviously hasn't received too many snaps while backing up Drew Brees as he went 7 of 9 for 55 yards in his three seasons in New Orleans, but he's steadily improved each year during the preseason.

Chase Daniel keeping an eye on the market, PFT | ProFootballTalk
It’s good to know that Chase Daniel knows where to go for news. It’s also instructive that he’s looking. The Saints backup quarterback gave PFT an eager endorsement this morning, which may point to some more news.

New Orleans Saints don't believe in 'boom or bust' approach in free agency | NOLA.com
Saints don't often make a splash in free agency, but their track record is more productive than most NFL teams

Waiting game drags on as free agency period looms for New Orleans Saints | NOLA.com
Saints will have to make decisions on free agents, salary cap sooner than later

New Orleans Saints: five offensive free agents to watch | NOLA.com
Some may be too expensive for Saints

New Orleans Saints: five defensive free agents to watch | NOLA.com
It will be tough to land one of the top players on the market

New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees is America's quarterback
New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees is by far one of the most revered on the field and respected off the field QB in the NFL.

LB Jonathan Casillas hasn't talked with New Orleans Saints on a new contract | NOLA.com

"I haven't had any contact with the Saints this offseason," Casillas said via e-mail. "I would love to stay with New Orleans, it's been my home for the last four years. But I do know how this league works, and I'm excited about free agency and where I could possibly end up."

2013 NFL Free Agency Questions and Answers

The 2013 free agency signing period begins March 12th

Saints Nation: Saints Top 10 Worst Free Agent Pickups in Team History

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NFL Free Agency technically begins Tuesday, but teams are allowed to start talking to players at midnight tonight

Cardinals cut Adrian Wilson | ProFootballTalk
After 12 seasons and five Pro Bowls, Adrian Wilson is done in Arizona. Wilson, who has played more games for the franchise than any other player since the Cardinals moved to Arizona in 1988, was informed today that he is being released, Mike Jurecki of XTRA 910 reports.

Cliff Avril Willing to Switch to 3-4 Now Makes Sense in New Orleans | Bleacher Report
New Orleans is a playoff-ready team with a chip on its shoulder after last season’s bounty debacle. If Loomis can convince Avril to take less money and play for a championship ring, it could be a win-win situation for both Avril and the Saints.

Bucs may take their time before cutting Eric Wright | ProFootballTalk
We noted at the end of the season that the Buccaneers plan to release cornerback Eric Wright, who's due a base salary of $7.75 million this season. That's still the case, but it may not happen soon.

Panthers cut Chris Gamble | ProFootballTalk
Just about every list of potential veterans who could be released this offseason included Panthers cornerback Chris Gamble and that conventional wisdom has been rewarded.

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Lagniappe

Leaked NFL Documents: While Owner Cried Hardship, Carolina Panthers Had $112 Million Profit Over Two Years [UPDATE]
The statement is for the years ending March 31, 2011, and March 31, 2012. Over the first period, as Richardson argued that the NFL's business model was hopelessly broken and steered the owners toward a showdown to extract more money from the players, the Panthers recorded an operating profit of $78.7 million. The team had gone 2-14 on the field, but Richardson and his partners were able to pay themselves $12 million.

La'Roi Glover To Be Inducted Into Saints Hall of Fame
Long-time sports journalist will receive Gemelli Fleur De Lis Award

La'Roi Glover, Peter Finney selected to New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame | NOLA.com
Glover recorded 17 sacks for Saints in 2000, helping to lead franchise to NFC West title, first playoff victory

Pro wrestler Andy Leavine attempts return to his roots - football - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
Some NFL scouts at Florida International University’s pro day joked that the 6-foot-4, 307-pound behemoth with a ponytail looked an awful lot like a pro wrestler. Pro wrestler Andy Leavine attempts return to his roots - football

League mum on Combine questions inquiry | ProFootballTalk
Last week, the NFL said it will investigate whether teams were asking impermissible questions at the Scouting Combine. This week, the league said it won't be saying anything more about the situation.

Richard Sherman To Skip Bayless: 'I'm Better At Life Than You' (VIDEO)
Speaking in a measured tone to start, Sherman told Bayless to address him as "All-Pro Stanford graduate" and then went on to say that the ESPN analyst has "never accomplished anything." Always willing to embrace conflict, Bayless went right back at Sherman, claiming he has accomplished more in his field than Sherman has on the gridiron.

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Top Ten QB Controversies: Brees vs. Rivers - NFL Videos
See why the San Diego Chargers QB dilemma between Drew Brees and Philip Rivers is one of the "Top 10 QB Controversies" of all time.


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