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USA Today's Lucas Ewing, a guy who gives us good insight into training camp and pre-season, is weighing in on possible FA targets. Mind you,  it's not a scoop or insider info,  just his thoughts (it sounds like).  

Peruse the "slide show" and give your thoughts. But,  just for your convenience,  here's the list:

 

DT,  Dominique Easley

WR,  Allen Robinson,  Jags

CB,  Kyle Fuller,  Bears

S,  Tre Boston,  Chargers

DE,  Ezekiel Ansah,  Lions 

WR,  Marquise Lee,  Jags

OT,  Cameron Fleming,  Pats

http://pantherswire.usatoday.com/2018/01/19/7-free-agent-targets-for-the-panthers-in-2018/

Now we know that a lot of this is going to come down to the market and allocation of money,  and how the FO wants to begin putting the puzzle together for a championship run,  but suffice it to say that if we could get Robinson and Wesley relatively cheaply,  I'd jump on it notwithstanding knee issues (and basically know what you're buying and have contingencies if things go south). If we can get Marquise Lee at about the same price that Russell Shepard's services were bought for, like Lucas speculates, then sign me up for that right away! 

Ansah at a halfway decent deal would be great, and who would argue about adding Kyle Fuller to our DBs? 

Now Boston...I don't really see that happening...and Cameron Fleming is just an OK signing. I'd have to look at possible fourth round picks before I'd make that move. 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, TheCasillas said:

That's a lot of money he is talking about....

Is it though?  It just depends.  We have money to find if need be.  Comes down to choices.  And it's  not like he's talking about acquiring the complete list,  just giving options. 

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1 minute ago, theballboy said:

Agree. I mean if we try, we could find a way to keep both Norwell and Star. Im willing to trade Norwell and Star for Robinson and Fuller.

Trading FAs doesn't work very well. 

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1 minute ago, The Lobo said:

Ziggy would be nasty here.

Just might be the Ansah to our prayers. 

;->

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8 minutes ago, top dawg said:

Just might be the Ansah to our prayers. 

;->

Hahaha wish I could pie you more for that.

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12 minutes ago, theballboy said:

You never know

This time, we actually do.

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Id let Norwell, Star walk, Cut stew , Charles Jonson, Russell Shepard, Kurt Coleman, Fozzy . Restructure Kalil and Olsen (or even better cut then resign to much cheaper deals) . With that wed have much more cap to spend, even enough to get 2 high profile people. Id throw the farm at Robinson and Lee, and spend the draft on defense and a power RB 

 

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31 minutes ago, theballboy said:

You never know

Well, we kinda do know. They're unrestricted free agents

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40 minutes ago, theballboy said:

You guys are cap strapped already. And Brees is asking to be the higest paid QB. Lol

Is that why we have more cap space than the Panthers? 

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23 minutes ago, theballboy said:

Brees will take 20+mil alone

Brees counts $6 million against the cap now, which escalates to $18 million when he becomes a FA. One could realistically say the Saints have $22 million in cap space, with Brees counting $18 million against the cap. 

The Saints, for the first time in quite a while, have plenty of cap flexibility. 

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Just now, saints4lifeagain said:

Brees counts $6 million against the cap now, which escalates to $18 million when he becomes a FA. One could realistically say the Saints have $22 million in cap space, with Brees counting $18 million against the cap. 

The Saints, for the first time in quite a while, have plenty of cap flexibility. 

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16 minutes ago, Marcogreenbush said:

Norwell will cost a lot of plug in moton and let him walk 

do the same for star, plug in Vernon butler hes a first round pick for gods sake. 

We cut and restecture correctly, and dont sign star/norwell to unnessary expensive deals, we could be sitting on 40-50 mil in cap room for free agency. All up  to Hurney whether he wants to be conservative and overpays his own guys or takes some risks to clear up some money to make great FA moves like the Jags and Eagles did last offseason. We can afford any two high priced FAs on the market if Hurney really wants to do it. 

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