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7-9, 3rd in NFC South
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Mickey Loomis' work is far from done

The Saints are already jostling their roster to get under the salary cap, and the dead money is piling up. Signing Drew Brees to an extension would certainly help New Orleans' situation. Worst cap situations (Insider)

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Graziano: Extension only option for Saints with Brees (1:45)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Dannell Ellerbe's new deal with the Saints is two years, $5 million, according to ESPN's Field Yates. He was previously scheduled to earn $5.2 million this year. The Saints will save $2.7 million in cap space for this season. Ellerbe is scheduled to earn $2.5 million each year. The second year voids if he plays 80 percent of New Orleans' defensive snaps. He gets an extra $700,000 if he plays 90 percent either year.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints S Jairus Byrd had $6 million of his base salary become fully guaranteed today, so no threat of him becoming a cap casualty this year. Saints hoping a fully healthy offseason can help him return to peak form.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints re-signed FB Austin Johnson, who was an exclusive rights free agent. Fullback has become a part-time job for the Saints, but Johnson has been their top guy in the role for most of the past two years.

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Predicting the Saints' offseason

Mike Triplett doesn't see Drew Brees leaving New Orleans anytime soon. He predicts the Saints will sign the quarterback to a three-year extension, keeping Brees past his 40th birthday. Offseason predictions

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints have restructured LB Dannell Ellerbe's contract, per source, to keep him in New Orleans. He was scheduled to make $5.2 million this year. Details of the new deal aren't immediately known. The veteran showed promise in his first year with the Saints but also battled injuries which limited him to six games.

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Drew Brees is near the top

There are some great options for fantasy owners at the quarterback position, including Brees. But with such depth at the position, fantasy owners might want to wait before drafting the QB. Way-too-early fantasy rankings

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints re-signed CB Tony Carter, who was briefly on the roster last season but didn't appear in a game. Carter is a seven-year veteran who spent most of his career with the Denver Broncos. He has played in 45 games with three starts and three interceptions.

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Saints' release of Evans not a surprise (3:13)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Jahri Evans' agent Jerrold Colton on Evans' release from the Saints: "Jahri has appreciated 10 great years. It's been a great run for a kid from Bloomsburg with a great city and a great organization. And he got to ride it out with one coach, one quarterback, a lot of the teammates he came in with. Too good to be true. It's sad that it's come to end, but now he's ready for the next chapter." Colton said Evans plans to keep playing elsewhere.

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Saints release 6-time Pro Bowl guard Evans

The Saints released veteran guard Jahri Evans, who was a six-time Pro Bowler and a fixture on their Super Bowl team. New Orleans will save $3.1 million against the cap by cutting Evans.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints have released six-time Pro Bowl guard Jahri Evans, linebackers David Hawthorne and Ramon Humber and WR Seantavius Jones, according to ESPN's Field Yates. Evans' release is a mild surprise since he's one of New Orleans' all-time greats and a 10-year starter who was still playing at a decent level. But not a shocker since he is 32 and was due $4.9 million in salary and bonuses this year. A total of $3 million would have become guaranteed on Wednesday. Now the Saints have a gaping hole at RG.

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Report: Former TE part of FBI probe

Jeremy Shockey was questioned by FBI agents this past week regarding his relationship with the alleged leader of an international drug and gambling ring. The former tight end is not the only athlete connected to the report. NFL rumors

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Saints have to improve without spending

That's an issue that our experts are not sure New Orleans can overcome. At least it isn't possible for the defense to take a step back next season. Way-too-early Power Rankings

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints QB Drew Brees was selected as the Castrol EDGE Clutch Performer of the Year for his 7-TD performance that topped Eli Manning's 6 TDs in New Orleans' 52-49 win over the Giants.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Watson, a Walter Payton Man of the Year candidate.

Team Stats

Passing Yards310.61st
Rushing Yards93.224th
Points For25.58th
Points Against29.832nd

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