Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Strief and Torrence re-sign

Backup offensive tackle Zach Strief and backup cornerback Leigh Torrence have been re-signed each to one year contracts. Check out the report here. While neither player is a starter, this is good news as I believe both are solid contributors that will make the team's 53 man roster.

This leaves starters Jahri Evans and Lance Moore as the remaining unsigned yet tendered restricted free agents. Both guys have till 10:59pm Friday to either sign with another team or accept the one year deal they have been proposed by the Saints. Evans has been offered $2.792 million and Moore has $1.545 million on the table. Should either sign with another team, the Saints would have 7 days to match the offer sheet or let the player go. Compensation for Evans, should they choose not to match, would be a 1st and 3rd round draft choice. The compensation for Moore would be a 2nd round pick.

Obviously Evans and Moore are the two guys we should be concerned about here, but it is highly unlikely anyone will give up a 1st and 3rd for Evans. Moore, on the other hand, is a little more dangerous of a proposition. Teams have been reported to have interest in him and may consider giving up a 2nd round pick to get him. With the Saints' current financial cap position it may be difficult to match the money some teams could throw at Moore. Stay tuned as we should know more by week's end.