Update: 3/22/14, 12:47am
NFL Free Agency Schedule
March 8th - Clubs are permitted to contact and enter into contract negotiations with players who will become Unrestricted Free Agents.
March 11th - The 2014 League Year and Free Agency period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time. All clubs must be under the 2014 Salary Cap. Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must submit Qualifying Offers to their Restricted Free Agents and Tenders to Exclusive Rights Free Agents.
May 2nd - Deadline for Restricted Free Agents to sign Offer Sheets.
May 7th - Deadline for Prior Club to exercise Right of First Refusal to Restricted Free Agents.
July 15th - At 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for any Club that designated a Franchise Player to sign such player to a multi-year contract or extension. After this date, the player may sign only a one-year contract with his Prior Club for the 2014 season.
Saints Free Agents
|Malcolm Jenkins (signed by Philadelphia Eagles)|
|Jonathan Vilma (not re-signing)|
|Zach Strief (re-signed - five year deal)|
|Brian de la Puente (signed with Bears)|
|Jimmy Graham (non-exclusive franchise tag)|
|Parys Haralson (re-signed - one-year deal)|
|Charles Brown (signed with Giants)|
|Kenyon Coleman (retired)|
|Will Herring (signed - Cowboys)|
|Ramon Humber (re-signed - one year deal)|
|Luke McCown (re-signed - one year deal)|
|Keyunta Dawson (re-signed - one year deal)|
|Shayne Graham (re-signed - one year deal)|
|Joe Morgan (re-signed - one year deal)|
|Rafael Bush (one-year tender - $1.4 million)|
|Jed Collins (signed with Lions)|
|Tom Johnson (not being tendered)|
|Bryce Harris (re-signed - one year tender)|
|Trevin Wade (re-signed - one year tender)|
Marcus Ball - Safety - 3-year deal
2014 Estimated Salary Cap Situation
(does not include Marcus Ball contract)
2014 NFL Salary Cap - $133,000,000
Saints Cap Spending - $117,123,584
Saints Dead Money - $13,737,551
Saints Total Cap Figure - $130,861,135
Available Cap Space - $2,138,865
Top Remaining Needs
S Jairus Byrd (visiting with Saints)
FB Erik Lorig (visited with Saints)
WR Sidney Rice (visited with Saints)