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Saints Mailbag Answers: When Will Andrus Peat Sign a Contract?

Below are answers to reader questions submitted Saturday. Special thanks to all those that participated. Feel free to continue the discussion on any of these topics in the comment section below.

What seems to be the holdup on Peat not signing yet? Is it his agent? Is Loomis planning on signing a FA DLineman and he's still trying to work the numbers for both? - Fareed S.

I'm really not trying to be rude, but what does it really matter? Peat will sign a contract sometime soon; that's a fact. It will be for four years, and it will be somewhere between $10.8 million and $11.7 million. In the meantime, he's been participating in all of the off-season activities. At this point, signing a contract is simply a mere formality. So there's really no need for fans to worry about it. The days of rookies holding out are long gone with the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.


Home game you are most looking forward to? - John M.

After the whooping they put on the Saints last season I would have to say the Sunday Night Football rematch against the Cowboys on October 4th. Honestly, there aren't too many exciting home games on the schedule this year. The Titans? Meh. The Jaguars? Bleh.


Is the Dome homefield advantage gone..or does it even exist? - Ben D.

I'd say after last season the Saints will need to earn that advantage back. Until then, we can only judge them based on their most recent performance.


Why is it that most of the pass rushers if not all that have come (and gone) to the Saints seem to be unable to develop good second, third and fourth moves or techniques to get past the O-Line? Why do I see the same thing over and over again? - Phil W.

Sounds to me like mediocre coaching and a lack of top-tier talent.


Any word on if Kelemete has continued cross training at center? Brewster was less than impressive with the Jags during his time starting. - caomhin

I haven't heard anything to that effect. Kelemete's true position is guard but he can definitely fill in at center in an emergency. If anyone other than Max Unger is playing center however, the Saints are in trouble so let's hope none of this matters. Being versatile should help Kelemete make the roster.