Team Notebook: New Orleans Saints
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Saints | Matt Jones visits
Saints | Bryce Petty privately works out
Saints | John Miller visits
Saints | Brandin Cooks spent time with QB
New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks (knee) spent time training together with QB Drew Brees during the offseason in San Diego. "Man, I love everything about him, his makeup, and then just his physical ability. I mean he's got all kinds of talent," Brees said.
Saints | Cameron Jordan to attend workouts
Saints | Mike Golic financials
Saints | Brandin Cooks set for big role
Saints | Greg Jennings leaves NO
Saints | Hosted Eric Kendricks
Saints | Corey Wootton leaves without deal
Saints | Mike Golic signs with New Orleans
Saints | Anthony Spencer financials
New Orleans Saints DE Anthony Spencer has a minimum salary benefit contract with the team, which carries a salary cap hit of $665,000. Spencer's deal calls for an $80,000 signing bonus and an $855,000 base salary.
Saint | Greg Jennings will visit Saints
Saints | Marcus Peters interviewed
Saints | Anthony Spencer signs
Saints | Joe Morgan to make minimum
Saints | Kyle Wilson financials
New Orleans Saints CB Kyle Wilson signed a one-year, $825,000 deal, which includes an $80,000 signing bonus. His deal counts just $665,000 against the salary cap in 2015 since it qualifies as a veteran-minimum deal.
Saints | Jahri Evans contract breakdown
Updating a previous item, New Orleans Saints OG Jahri Evans will have a $1.003 million base salary in 2015 with a $500,000 roster bonus that was already paid. He can make up to $97,000 in per-game roster bonuses and has a $100,000 workout bonus. He'll have a $3.8 million base salary in 2016 with a $100,000 workout bonus, and he'll cost $8.2 million against the salary cap. Evans will have a $4.9 million base salary in 2017 with a $1 million roster bonus and $100,000 workout bonus. He'll cost $7.8 million against the 2017 cap.
Saints | Marcus Peters visits
Washington CB Marcus Peters had a pre-draft visit with the New Orleans Saints Thursday, April 2, according to a source. Peters is considered one of the most talented cornerbacks in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Saints | Joe Morgan contract update
Saints | Jahri Evans terms
Updating previous reports, New Orleans Saints OG Jahri Evans' $18 million extension included a $5.4 million signing bonus and $9 million guaranteed. His base salary for 2015 is $1.003 million guaranteed. His salary cap number reduced from $11 million to $7 million in 2015 as part of his new deal.
Saints | Joe Morgan re-signs with Saints
Saints | Bryce Petty visits New Orleans
Saints | Kyle Wilson signed
Saints | Jahri Evans receives extension
Saints | Kyle Wilson headed to New Orleans
Saints | Low on salary cap space
Saints | Brian Dixon arrested
Saints | Brandon Coleman, Seantavius Jones have impressed
New Orleans Saints second-year WRs Brandon Coleman and Seantavius Jones have impressed head coach Sean Payton, and they both may see bigger roles in the offense in 2015 now that WR Kenny Stills isn't in the picture anymore. Both undrafted rookies spent the 2014 season on the practice squad.
Saints | Sean Payton high on C.J. Spiller
New Orleans Saints RB C.J. Spiller received some praise from head coach Sean Payton after the team was surprised to be able to land him in free agency. "His cutup is unbelievable," Payton said of Spiller. "And I'm not talking about last season because I think it became challenging, but you go back a couple of years and start looking at his screen reel, a sweep reel, a return reel."
Saints | NO considered Reggie Bush
Saints | Anthony Spencer visited team
Saints | Marcus Mariota won't go to Saints
Oregon QB Marcus Mariota isn't an option for the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, according to head coach Sean Payton. Payton said the Saints will not move up in the first round in order to select Mariota. Payton also said there wasn't "one iota" of truth to rumors that New Orleans is looking to trade QB Drew Brees.
Saints | Cameron Jordan may receive extension
Saints | Josh Hill expected to have bigger role
New Orleans Saints TE Josh Hill is expected to have a bigger role in the offense in 2015. Head coach Sean Payton has mentioned him quite a bit since they traded TE Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks.
Saints | Jairus Byrd fully healthy
Saints | Under salary cap
The New Orleans Saints are currently $1.7 million under the 2015 salary cap. General manager Mickey Loomis spent the early part of the offseason getting rid of much of their payroll that had them around $23 million over the $143.2 million cap before the new league year began.
Saints | Drew Brees not on trade block
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees will not be traded, according to general manager Mickey Loomis. Recent speculation said that Brees may be on the trade block after his favorite target, TE Jimmy Graham, was dealt to the Seattle Seahawks. "Anybody who thinks we're trading Drew Brees, that's just not true," Loomis told USA TODAY Sports. Brees threw for 33 touchdowns and 17 interceptions in 2014 while completing 69.2% of his passes for a league-high 4,952 yards.
Saints | Stephone Anthony works out
Clemson LB Stephone Anthony worked out with the New Orleans Saints on Friday, March 20. He also met with defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, linebackers coach Joe Vitt, and assistant general manager Jeff Ireland.
Saints | Bryce Harris re-signs for a year
Saints | Jeff Ireland receives new title
Saints | C.J. Spiller could cash out early
New Orleans Saints RB C.J. Spiller could cash out of his current four-year deal after three years if he makes the Pro Bowl twice during the first three years of the deal or is named first-team All-Pro in 2017, according to a source.
Saints | Keenan Lewis restructures
New Orleans Saints CB Keenan Lewis restructured his deal to put the team $1.7 million under the salary cap. An additional $10.4 million of his contract has been guaranteed, according to a source. The Saints converted portions of his 2015 and 2016 base salaries into signing bonuses, dropping his 2015 base salary from $1.8 million to $850,000 and his 2016 base salary from $4.25 million to $2.7 million. His 2015 cap hit is $4,500,000.
49ers | Reggie Bush to 49ers official
Saints | Dannell Ellerbe restructures
New Orleans Saints LB Dannell Ellerbe restructured his contract to reduce his 2015 salary from $8.45 million to $1.1 million. Ellerbe's 2016 and 2017 salaries also reduced from $6.45 million and $6.0 million to $4.1 million each year.
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