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Saints News, 2/13/14: After Wednesday's Roster Cuts, Saints Now Under Salary Cap

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The exact amount at which they currently sit under the NFL salary cap seems to be unknown, but Mike Triplett of ESPN.com estimates the team is likely somewhere between $1 and $5 million under the cap, depending on some accounting factors. Other player releases and contract restructures will probably follow by next month.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Proud of our mascot Gumbo for helping <a href="https://twitter.com/PelicansNBA">@PelicansNBA</a>&#39; mascot Pierre in his rehab <a href="http://t.co/MnyG23TceD">http://t.co/MnyG23TceD</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NOLAmascots&amp;src=hash">#NOLAmascots</a> <a href="http://t.co/ve4LrXJtcC">pic.twitter.com/ve4LrXJtcC</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/434072605478223872">February 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Catch me Sunday @ <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23JAX&amp;src=hash">#JAX</a> DAY PARTY W/ Fellow Teammates <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WHODAT&amp;src=hash">#WHODAT</a> <a href="http://t.co/JcPOSSfMSm">http://t.co/JcPOSSfMSm</a></p>&mdash; SACKMAN (@JuniorG93) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93/statuses/434066437003825152">February 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/Tromboneshorty">@TromboneShorty</a> talks about performing at <a href="https://twitter.com/NBAAllStar">@NBAAllStar</a> in <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NOLA&amp;src=hash">#NOLA</a> on today&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/blackbluereport">@BlackBlueReport</a> podcast: <a href="http://t.co/8DTi9PpLCd">http://t.co/8DTi9PpLCd</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/434048021815238656">February 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Throwing up the deuces with Deuce <a href="https://twitter.com/dmcallister26">@dmcallister26</a> <a href="http://t.co/TvtwS55W3E">pic.twitter.com/TvtwS55W3E</a></p>&mdash; Ross Bell (@RossBell6) <a href="https://twitter.com/RossBell6/statuses/434043309489545216">February 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Jenny McCarthy is going in on this dude and these two girls right now! Lol! <a href="http://t.co/RmliBMMTHs">http://t.co/RmliBMMTHs</a></p>&mdash; Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReggieBush/statuses/434034277903130624">February 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>"<a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsTruth">@SaintsTruth</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/rbush36">@rbush36</a> Does Rob really curse this much?" Out of all my 5 defensive coordinators he is the funniest by far!!</p>&mdash; rafael bush (@rbush36) <a href="https://twitter.com/rbush36/statuses/434034176321658880">February 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Maaan <a href="https://twitter.com/88PKane">@88PKane</a> is a beast! My <a href="https://twitter.com/NHLBlackhawks">@NHLBlackhawks</a> out there doin work in the Olympics!! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23USAHockey&amp;src=hash">#USAHockey</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ChiTown&amp;src=hash">#ChiTown</a> <a href="http://t.co/Gq9RBwFQeJ">http://t.co/Gq9RBwFQeJ</a></p>&mdash; Pierre Thomas (@Pierre_Thomas) <a href="https://twitter.com/Pierre_Thomas/statuses/434028867896877056">February 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Gregg Williams says talk that he stole a playbook is &quot;a joke&quot; <a href="http://t.co/uODYRPwfAj">http://t.co/uODYRPwfAj</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/434024768912621568">February 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>You had to figure this happened "<a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk">@ProFootballTalk</a>: Jeff Fisher consulted with Goodell before hiring Gregg Williams <a href="http://t.co/X51xK1jsR3">http://t.co/X51xK1jsR3</a>"</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/434021317935783936">February 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a>&#39; video tribute to departing vets (by my count they combined for 94 sacks, 29 INTs, 42 FFs including playoffs) <a href="http://t.co/KSS9wxYrOi">http://t.co/KSS9wxYrOi</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/434008057576566784">February 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>VIDEO: Thank You Greer, Harper, Smith and Vilma <a href="http://t.co/Q0ERxGicqB">http://t.co/Q0ERxGicqB</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/433996437018267648">February 13, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Saints News

What s next for New Orleans Saints this offseason? - ESPN
Suddenly, the New Orleans Saints are under the salary cap after Wednesday’s dramatic decision to part ways with four of their all-time great def

Tough moves, but Saints still in great shape - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints will be just fine. In fact, their defense is arguably in a better place now than it has ever been in the Sean

Greer puts release in unique perspective - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
METAIRIE, La. – In addition to being one of the NFL's most underrated talents during his time with the New Orleans Saints, cornerback Jabari Gre

Saints part ways with 4 who were part of Super Bowl | wwltv.com New Orleans
The New Orleans Saints have said they have terminated the contracts of veterans Will Smith, Roman Harper and Jabari Greer and won't re-sign Jonathan Vilma.

The ugly side of pro football | wwltv.com New Orleans
Little by little, as the years go on, teams inevitably change. There will come a time when no players or personnel remain with the Saints who won the franchise’s first-ever Super Bowl.

Mass departures mean beginning of the end of New Orleans Saints' Super Bowl era | Commentary | NOLA.com
New Orleans Saints say so long to four key member to Super Bowl XLIV roster

Current, former New Orleans Saints players react to Wednesday's cuts | NOLA.com
Saints parted ways with Roman Harper, Will Smith, Jabari Greer and Jonathan Vilma

Saints cut Greer, Harper, Vilma and Smith | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
The Saints on Wednesday parted ways with four heroes of Super Bowl XLIV, salary cap casualties that became even more vulnerable during last season's youth movement on defense.

New Orleans Saints' Mt. Rushmore: Drew Brees, Rickey Jackson and ... - ESPN
There was a lot of talk across the sports universe Wednesday about Mount Rushmore -- at least the NBA's version, thanks to a prediction by superstar L

Impact Of Saints' Cuts On Graham - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN Video: Dan Graziano and Darren Woodson discuss how the recent cuts by the Saints impact their ability to re-sign free agent TE Jimmy Graham.

Jonathan Vilma's quick turn around, apology -- Gerry V podcast | NOLA.com
Listen and tell us what you think

New Orleans Saints Fact of the Day: February 13, 2014
Jabari Greer, Roman Harper, Will Smith and Jonathan Vilma played in a combined 379 games for the New Orleans Saints

Top 20 salary cap figures for New Orleans Saints entering 2014 season | NOLA.com
Drew Brees, Jahri Evans, Ben Grubbs, Marques Colston, Brodrick Bunkley sit in top five

Should the Redskins pursue any of the ex-Saints? | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Will Smith Could Sign With Oakland Raiders For The 2014 Season
Will Smith Could Sign With Oakland Raiders For The 2014 Season

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WTF!? Goodell Endorses Gregg Williams?

Jeff Fisher consulted with Goodell before hiring Gregg Williams | ProFootballTalk
"I had a conversation with the commissioner who not only endorsed Gregg, but felt that [hiring] Gregg would be a good move," Fisher said.

Gregg Williams says talk that he stole a playbook is "a joke" | ProFootballTalk
A couple of weeks ago, former NFL defensive end Renaldo Wynn raised some eyebrows when he said that his former coach Gregg Williams told him that the Titans had the Jaguars' playbook and used it to prepare to beat the Jaguars in the 1999 AFC Championship Game.

Gregg Williams introduced by St. Louis Rams - ESPN
From the moment he accepted the job as the St. Louis Rams head coach in 2012, Jeff Fisher wanted Gregg Williams as his defensive coordinator.

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NFL News

Incognito says he was just telling his side of the story | ProFootballTalk
So what prompted Wednesday's Twitter tirade from Richie Incognito? Incognito, who stopped tweeting but didn't stop talking, told Mike Silver of NFL Network that Incognito is frustrated by the ongoing delay in the issuance of Ted Wells' report.

Report: Ed Reed has $50,000 cash stolen from his car | ProFootballTalk
Ed Reed has made millions of dollars in his NFL career, but he's now $50,000 poorer. Reed was the victim of a robbery in which a bag containing $50,000 cash was stolen out of his car, according to Local 2 in Houston.

Joseph Fauria sees opportunity to shine under Joe Lombardi - NFL Spin Zone - A General NFL Blog providing you all the NFL News, Rumors, Updates, and National Football League News.
Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria (80) during the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers during a NFL football game on Thanksgiving at Ford Field