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Old 04-26-2007, 03:19 PM    (permalink
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I was weary of posting this topic only because some would say that it belongs in the Saints' Team folder.. but anyway...

Good deal for us. Locks up one of our best defensive players and truly puts us in the best position to take the BPA on Saturday. Some may say we overpaid for him, but with the kind of money that Nate Clements and others received this off-season and with Charles Grant being ESSENTIAL to our defense.. it's a good deal. Not to mention that we don't have to worry about Will Smith until 2010.
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Dangit, I was sure he would be a Buc next year....
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WOW, that is a lot of money for a player like Charles Grant, im happy the bucs didnt pull a deal to get him for that kind of money
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I..thats a lot of money for him. Hes pretty good but man, $20 million guaranteed?
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ya no kidding man. i would of thought for less.
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So many n00bs who still don't understand the new cap system. Some things will never change.....
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So many n00bs who still don't understand the new cap system. Some things will never change.....
Pretty much. Also, not to mention people not understanding how essential Grant is to our defense.
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20 mil guaranteed, dang!!!
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Pretty much. Also, not to mention people not understanding how essential Grant is to our defense.
I know....

"ZOMG! 20 million guaranteed for a 26 year-old stud DE that weighs 290 lbs and had posted 2 10+ sack years. What has this league come to".....

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From the title, I thought he was going to prison.
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I can't be the only one who think 63 Mil is a ridiculous amount for a DE who has only 8 sacks the last two years. But hey, I don't watch the Saints so I don't know what kind of player he is.
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From the title, I thought he was going to prison.
He got locked up, they wont let him out....
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How dare I not know something about the NFL cap system.

Grant's good, but thats a hell of a lot of money for someone who has been solid but not spectacular.
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Charles Grant is either the first or second most important player on our defense. I'm glad we got him locked up.
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I can't deny that. I just didn't appreciate the internet eliteism being thrown around.
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Great signing for the Saints. Grant and Will Smith are studs and this defense is being built around them. It seems like a lot of money at face value but exactly like the guy was saying if you understand the nature of the cap and the economics of this league you understand it is a good deal and Grant wouldnt have had any problem getting a deal that big or bigger if he hit the open market.
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1. Fred Thomas

He's the most important player on your defense from the unbiased perspective of a Bucs fan....
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Well..not anymore. Hes kinda the nickelback now that Jason David is in New Orleans.
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Good thing he's now a Nickelback. :D

Considering that Patrick Kerney who is 2 years older than Grant got 19.5 Mil guaranteed, I don't think this is an entirely bad deal. He's a big part of the Defense, and I'm sure Loomis structured the contract to be backloaded, or have a bunch of lucrative incentives in the later years.
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I think they overpaid him a little bit, he's a solid player and a important part of their defense.

Unfortunately this just drove up the price to resign top tier defensive ends that need to be resigned soon, like Suggs, Peppers and Freeney.
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I'm really glad we signed him up before the draft. Great re-signing and now we do not have to worry about drafting his replacement.
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Good signing. Solid value. Perhaps slightly overpaid but certainly not by much. One of their stars last year.
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Joey Porter got $20 million, getting Grant for that is practically a steal.
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Good move by the Saints to lock him up the only bad thing is if he got that much how much will Will Smith want when he is a FA?
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