clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Saints News, 1/16/14: Saints Have Big Free Agent Decisions To Make This Offseason

New, comments

The team is already around $10 million over the salary cap and have a long list of unrestricted free agents to decide what to do with. Among these unrestricted free agents are TE Jimmy Graham, OT Charles Brown, LB Jonathan Vilma, OT Zach Strief, S Malcolm Jenkins, and C Brian de la Puenta just to name a few.

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Tweets

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Rob! RT PelicansNBA So this guy made an appearance tonight...more photos from the game here: <a href="http://t.co/wWo5MUppm3">http://t.co/wWo5MUppm3</a> <a href="http://t.co/EVocFaIDrD">pic.twitter.com/EVocFaIDrD</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/423661978750439424">January 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Who dat nation is the most real!</p>&mdash; Lance Moore (@LanceMoore16) <a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16/statuses/423932856134414336">January 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Well I hope everybody enjoyed my latest twitter rant today. If you didn&#39;t then sorry I&#39;m not sorry. Hope everybody has a great night!</p>&mdash; Lance Moore (@LanceMoore16) <a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16/statuses/423934451043688448">January 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Big deal about Manning saying &quot;Omaha&quot; in audibles, but for my money nothing more hilarious than Matt Ryan repeatedly shouting &quot;EXPRESS&quot;</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/statuses/423862774192951296">January 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>"<a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16">@LanceMoore16</a>: I taught him how to dunk RT <a href="https://twitter.com/saraGG14">@saraGG14</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16">@LanceMoore16</a> Can you dunk like <a href="https://twitter.com/TheJimmyGraham">@TheJimmyGraham</a>" haha</p>&mdash; Jimmy Graham (@TheJimmyGraham) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheJimmyGraham/statuses/423925113445441536">January 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Climb over them... Ninja style "<a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16">@LanceMoore16</a>: On a plane, window seat, gotta pee, two people next to me sleeping. "</p>&mdash; Jermon Bushrod (@j_bushrod7475) <a href="https://twitter.com/j_bushrod7475/statuses/423928406791565312">January 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Some people will do anything to get there followers up</p>&mdash; rafael bush (@rbush36) <a href="https://twitter.com/rbush36/statuses/423924209991942144">January 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>What that ish suppose to make you cool or something?</p>&mdash; rafael bush (@rbush36) <a href="https://twitter.com/rbush36/statuses/423924696254390274">January 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Those NBA all star jerseys are atrocious!!!</p>&mdash; Lance Moore (@LanceMoore16) <a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16/statuses/423923079224377344">January 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Social media is great and can serve an amazing purpose but it&#39;s created some real monsters I tell ya!</p>&mdash; Lance Moore (@LanceMoore16) <a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16/statuses/423918924426518528">January 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Sol <a href="http://t.co/G5HkjLwADM">pic.twitter.com/G5HkjLwADM</a></p>&mdash; Travaris Cadet (@TravarisCadet39) <a href="https://twitter.com/TravarisCadet39/statuses/423916042910302208">January 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> Head Coach Sean Payton and Saints VP &amp; GM Mickey Loomis on with <a href="https://twitter.com/AHillWWL">@AHillWWL</a> at 2</p>&mdash; Helen (@HelenWCentanni) <a href="https://twitter.com/HelenWCentanni/statuses/423907685843496960">January 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>This whole &quot;hang out with women who can take care of themselves and still find time for you&quot; thing is a novel concept.</p>&mdash; Sean Orleans (@hakimdropsball) <a href="https://twitter.com/hakimdropsball/statuses/423888933424881664">January 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>My sister&#39;s putting that Harvard MBA to work! Just got promoted. Boom!!</p>&mdash; Jonathan Vilma (@JonVilma51) <a href="https://twitter.com/JonVilma51/statuses/423878992819945472">January 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Pro Football Hall of Fame (<a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballHOF">@ProFootballHOF</a>) Finalist Morten Andersen is today&#39;s guest on the <a href="https://twitter.com/blackbluereport">@BlackBlueReport</a> <a href="http://t.co/leL9uNXi07">http://t.co/leL9uNXi07</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/423872731159875584">January 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>I dream of goals I want to achieve... Don&#39;t be afraid to set goals too high if your goals don&#39;t scare you... Dream bigger <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23camistotle&amp;src=hash">#camistotle</a></p>&mdash; cameron jordan (@camjordan94) <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94/statuses/423866226171867137">January 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Jets and head coach Rex Ryan have reached agreement on a multi-year extension, according to team and league sources.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/statuses/423864468108361728">January 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Get to know <a href="https://twitter.com/alixxzeller">@AlixxZeller</a> of the <a href="https://twitter.com/Saintsations">@Saintsations</a> <a href="http://t.co/Dvh49xCc0b">http://t.co/Dvh49xCc0b</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/423860497062952960">January 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>So what position yall think we need ton draft or add on ?</p>&mdash; MikeMcKenzie34ways (@MikeMcKenzie34w) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeMcKenzie34w/statuses/423858124567896064">January 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>If you don&#39;t have what you want yet, work harder!! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23HardWork&amp;src=hash">#HardWork</a></p>&mdash; Roman Harper (@Harp41) <a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41/statuses/423848784515182592">January 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Peyton Manning called the Lions to endorse Jim Caldwell, and the Lions almost didn&#39;t pick it up <a href="http://t.co/70oSmTayd7">http://t.co/70oSmTayd7</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/423845604821716992">January 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Thanks to everybody who participated in our <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23BreesBDay&amp;src=hash">#BreesBDay</a> rhyme contest! The winner is <a href="https://twitter.com/scazzo127">@scazzo127</a> with this tweet: <a href="http://t.co/mzBS7eeSzd">pic.twitter.com/mzBS7eeSzd</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/423835223483105281">January 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>NFL could allow medicinal marijuana use eventually (should allow recreational marijuana use now) <a href="http://t.co/1lPw6y0dOu">http://t.co/1lPw6y0dOu</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/423787052316909568">January 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>and for all you ppl that "think" you an English major can’t wait to correct somebody on twitter that’s the might be the most annoying</p>&mdash; rafael bush (@rbush36) <a href="https://twitter.com/rbush36/statuses/423934347167555585">January 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>"<a href="https://twitter.com/RobbyPants">@RobbyPants</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/rbush36">@rbush36</a> You mean like learning elementary school grammar? They’re/there/their. It’s not hard bud" like this guy lol</p>&mdash; rafael bush (@rbush36) <a href="https://twitter.com/rbush36/statuses/423934722813616128">January 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

______________________________________

Saints News

Saints have big free agent decisions to make this offseason | wwltv.com New Orleans
Just listening to Zach Strief talk two days after the Saints’ season-ending loss to Seattle wasn’t enough.

Parcells: Robinson resembles Curtis Martin - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
METAIRIE, La. -- Running back Khiry Robinson captured the attention of many new admirers during his rookie year with the New Orleans Saints. Apparentl

New Orleans Saints guard Jahri Evans named to USA Football All-Fundamentals Team
It's the latest honor for Pro Bowl guard

Film study: Reviewing Saints' offense - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
I took a few extra days before getting to this week’s film study because we had so much postseason reviewing and offseason previewing to do. So

NFLN survey/respected player: Saints - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
This was another one of those questions that was left open to some interpretation. Does "respected" mean performance on the field? Leaders

NFLN survey/franchise player: Saints - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
Players across NFL locker rooms were faced with the same conundrum as the Indianapolis Colts two years ago – Peyton Manning or Andrew Luck? Ulti

Final Saints Player Grades for the 2013 Season

Special Teams a Special Offseason Concern - Who Dat Dish
The New Orleans Saints will have to make finding their next kicker a special priority.

Don't hold your breath on a Drew Brees pay cut: The Daily Duncan | NOLA.com
Saints QB shouldn't have to reduce salary

New Orleans Saints deep threat options were limited without wide receiver Joe Morgan | NOLA.com
He injured his knee in training camp

Mickles: Salary cap moves, free-agency deals loom for Saints | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
Over the next two months, New Orleans Saints officials will have to make lots of important personnel decisions that will affect their team …

______________________________________

NFL News

Sherman sees physical play on receivers as "real football" | ProFootballTalk
The Seahawks have, in the opinion of some, perfected the art of pass interference.  Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman, however, sees it as the Seahawks perfecting the art of football.

Wade Phillips wants a job, thinks age is working against him | ProFootballTalk
Wade Phillips wasn't kept on board when the Texans hired Bill O'Brien as their new head coach, and Phillips hasn't found a new job with any of the NFL's other 31 teams, either. Phillips is upset about that.

Peyton Manning’s ‘Omaha’ call continues to baffle Broncos opponents | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Peyton Manning’s road to the Super Bowl has taken an unexpected detour. Through Omaha, of all places. On Wednesday, Mann…

Mock drafts in January don’t mean much | ProFootballTalk
If ESPN was on your television at all yesterday, you probably saw that Mel Kiper Jr. has released his first 2014 NFL mock draft, and that he's predicting that the Houston Texans will select Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel with the first overall pick.

______________________________________

Video

VIDEO: Curtis Lofton: "Young guys stepped up this year"
New Orleans Saints LB Curtis speaks with reporters on Monday, January 13, 2014 (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Joe Morgan talks about spending 2013 on IR
New Orleans Saints WR Joe Morgan speaks with reporters on January 13, 2014 (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: 'Sound FX': Saints vs. Seahawks - NFL Videos
The Seattle Seahawks defeated the New Orleans Saints 23-15 in the divisional round of the playoffs. Get an inside look at all the best sights and sounds from the game.