New Orleans Saints: The Saints have released the team’s all-time leading receiver, Marques Colston. Colston has expressed interest in continuing to play for another couple of years. In the midst of making sweeping cuts to their salary cap, the Saints aren’t giving up on adding talent, talking to linebacker James Laurinaitis this week though no contract was signed.
The Saints are reportedly looking to retain kicker Kai Forbath, though other reports say they are not against bringing in a young kicker to compete with him.
: As a bit of an example as to how good a job Chiefs GM John Dorsey is doing, just take a look at the salary cap situation in New Orleans for the past couple of years. They have had to let a tremendous amount of talent walk out the door because of the terrible contracts on their books…most notably the $30 million cap hit of Drew Brees.
New York Giants: The Giants are attempting to re-sign pass rusher Jason Pierre-Paul on a “prove it” deal due to the damage to his hand from last year’s fireworks incident. That incident came back into focus this week when JPP presented a check to the burn unit that worked on him…but also filed a lawsuit against Adam Schefter and ESPN for their reporting on the injury that included some privileged information protected by HIPAA laws.
: The lawsuit against Schefter and ESPN is an interesting story to watch. If a court rules in favor of Pierre-Paul, it could have far reaching effects into what information sports writers/insiders/analysts are able to share with the public. Most notably…injury reports.
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