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Saints News, 3/18/15: Saints Lead the League in 'Dead Money'

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From The Advocate: One of the results of remaking your roster on the fly is that teams accumulate a good amount of dead money. And in New Orleans’ case, it equates to a $21.7 million hit. The number is the biggest in the NFL. It became inflated in recent weeks with Jimmy Graham ($9 million in dead money), Ben Grubbs ($6 million), Curtis Lofton ($5 million), and Pierre Thomas ($830,000) leaving town. The hit will clear next season and become available cap space.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/TravarisCadet39">@TravarisCadet39</a> easily one of the funniest teammates I&#39;ve ever had. versatile player and a great dude!</p>&mdash; Kenny Stills (@KSTiLLS) <a href="https://twitter.com/KSTiLLS/status/577968586351755264">March 17, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Jimmy Graham reached out to a young fan who cried when he was traded from New Orleans to Seattle (VIDEO) <a href="http://t.co/ZH8V6NtFO1">http://t.co/ZH8V6NtFO1</a></p>&mdash; Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) <a href="https://twitter.com/YahooSports/status/577967622358216704">March 17, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>For now, forget about Seattle and Tampa being involved. Dallas is undisputed favorite to land free-agent DE Greg Hardy.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/577965553085767681">March 17, 2015</a></blockquote>

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