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Saints NFL Free Agency 2014 Tracker

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Everything you need to know to keep up with the Saints in NFL free agency 2014 including schedule, salary cap info, re-signings, and potential new signings.

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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.

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Saints Free Agents

Unrestricted

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)
Robert Meachem
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)

Restricted

Joe Morgan (re-signed - one year deal)
Rafael Bush (one-year tender - $1.4 million)
Jed Collins (signed with Lions)
Jeremiha Hunter
Tom Johnson (not being tendered)

Exclusive Rights

Bryce Harris (re-signed - one year tender)
Kyle Knox
Trevin Wade (re-signed - one year tender)
Terrence Frederick

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New Signings

Jairus Byrd - Safety - 6-year deal

Erik Lorig - Fullback - 4-year deal

Marcus Ball - Safety - 3-year deal

Champ Bailey - Cornerback - 2-year deal

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Players Released

Will Smith

Roman Harper

Jabari Greer

Lance MooreSigned by Steelers

Darren SprolesTraded to Eagles - 5th round pick

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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

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Top Remaining Needs

Cornerback

Wide Receiver

Return Specialist

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Interest Shown

Louis Delmas (visited with Saints - signed with Dolphins)

S Jairus Byrd (visiting with Saints)

CB Brandon Browner (visiting with Saints - signed with Patriots)

FB Erik Lorig (visited with Saints)

WR Sidney Rice (visited with Saints)