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Saints News, 2/19/15: Mickey Loomis Talks Salary-Cap Plan, Mark Ingram

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From Mike Triplett at ESPN.com: Loomis reiterated that the Saints have a plan for trimming the estimated $25 million in salary-cap space that will be required over the next three weeks. Although Loomis didn’t specify that plan, a huge part will include converting roster bonuses into signing bonuses with players like Junior Galette, Jairus Byrd, Jimmy Graham and Curtis Lofton. That simple tweak could save about $20 million right away, shifting those cap costs into future years. “I wouldn't call it easy, yet we know what our plan is," Loomis told The Times-Picayune. "And we've known what it's going to be for quite some time -- in terms of just getting under the cap."

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> GM Mickey Loomis talks salary-cap plan, Mark Ingram <a href="http://t.co/NjTYyd5e3j">http://t.co/NjTYyd5e3j</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/568411732542033920">February 19, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh&#39;s message to Jameis Winston this past week: &quot;Be serious about being serious.&quot; Winston took weight issues seriously.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/568428223933104128">February 19, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Tale of tapes: Jameis Winston measures in at 6-3 3/4, 231 pounds; Marcus Mariota 6-3 3/4, 222 pounds.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/568423188721471488">February 19, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Jameis Winston started pre-combine training in San Diego at 248 lbs. Has been training with Prolific Athletes trainer Ryan Flaherty. Worked.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/568424126362333184">February 19, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>My column: Options aplenty for Saints at edge defender, including Kentucky&#39;s Bud Dupree <a href="http://t.co/MS7lc85Vta">http://t.co/MS7lc85Vta</a> <a href="http://t.co/MzfAOHsTZh">pic.twitter.com/MzfAOHsTZh</a></p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/568422829550637056">February 19, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Man I’m tired of this cold weather I need to go somewhere hot for a few</p>&mdash; rafael bush (@rbush36) <a href="https://twitter.com/rbush36/status/568420486327209984">February 19, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Sounds like Reggie Bush may get cut. Would you guys want him back? *ducks for cover*</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/status/568405604076630016">February 19, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Surprisingly it seems like most of you would welcome Reggie Bush back with open arms at right price</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/status/568417753582964737">February 19, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>&quot;I was runnin thru the 6 with my woes&quot; in the streets of New Orleans during a fun and exciting Mardi… <a href="http://t.co/TvuB98ecES">http://t.co/TvuB98ecES</a></p>&mdash; Pierre Thomas (@Pierre_Thomas) <a href="https://twitter.com/Pierre_Thomas/status/568227540189503488">February 19, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Tom Benson officially serves notice that he will appeal court decision to remove him as overseer of trust in Texas | <a href="http://t.co/WKhJmxzjfL">http://t.co/WKhJmxzjfL</a></p>&mdash; Ramon Antonio Vargas (@RVargasAdvocate) <a href="https://twitter.com/RVargasAdvocate/status/568196760738394113">February 18, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Mickey Loomis: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> have salary cap &#39;plan,&#39; 20-item checklist for offseason <a href="http://t.co/1SgGzMBzih">http://t.co/1SgGzMBzih</a></p>&mdash; Evan Woodbery (@TheSaintsBeat) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheSaintsBeat/status/568156175570575360">February 18, 2015</a></blockquote>

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