The Saints have given Pierre Thomas his Super Bowl ring, now all he needs in a contract extension. (Source: YardBarker.com)
It looks like the Saints are going to escape this off season with a vast majority of their team intact. One of the most lethal bullets dodged by the SaintsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ front office during this off season was running back Pierre ThomasÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ contract situation.
Thomas has spent the last two years serving as the Saints starting running back while being paid the league minimum and entered this offseason as a restricted free agent. The Saints offered him a $1.7 million tender in an attempt to keep him.
While the $1.7 million and a 2nd round compensation pick proved to be a large enough price tag to successfully keep other teams from stealing Thomas away, it did little to satisfy Thomas with his current contract situation.
Thomas and his agent, Lamont Smith, have spent most of the off season trying to convince the Saints that it is time to pay their starting running back lik..
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The Saints were able to re-sign cornerback Danny Gorrer this week when he was cut by the St. Louis Rams. The Saints claimed him through waivers and were awarded his services. Gorrer was a member of the Saints’ practice squad last year as a promising young undrafted rookie cornerback, before the Rams signed him and promoted him to their active squad later in the season. Gorrer was a player who showed promise in the preseason last year and he’ll compete with players like Leigh Torrence ..
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