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Wed. Apr 23, 2014 | STATS
News: Saints coach Sean Payton says the club has not decided whether to exercise a 2015 team option on Ingram's contract. New Orleans already has exercised a similar option on defensive end Cameron Jordan worth $6.97 million in base salary. The club has until May 3 to do so for Ingram, who like Jordan was a 2011 first-round draft choice.
Impact: Ingram's option reportedly would cost the Saints $5.2 million, and the 2009 Heisman Trophy winner said this week he isn't sure what New Orleans will do. Hampered by a toe injury, Ingram rushed for 386 yards and one touchdown last season, averaging 4.9 yards per carry.
Mon. Apr 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Saints exercised a fifth-year team option of Jordan, keeping him under contract through the 2015 season, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Impact: While the option doesn't affect the 2014 salary cap figure, it means that Jordan won't be hitting the free-agent market after the 2014 season, where he likely would have cost at least double the $6.969 million base salary he'll make in 2015. Last season, Jordan, only 24 years old, picked up 12.5 sacks (sixth in the NFL) en route to his first Pro Bowl, and he's expected to be one of the top linemen off the board in IDP drafts this offseason.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | STATS
News: New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has re-signed veteran free-agent wide receiver Robert Meachem to a one-year contract. Financial terms of Meachem's contract have not been released.
Impact: Meachem is entering his eighth NFL season and seventh with New Orleans. He played in 15 games last season, starting five, and caught 16 passes for 324 yards and two touchdowns. He also has three receptions for 109 yards in New Orleans' two playoff games last season. The 6-foot-2 Meachem has played in 92 regular season games, and has 171 receptions for 2,800 yards and 27 touchdowns. He has played only one season outside of New Orleans, spending 2012 in San Diego.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Meachem signed a one-year deal with the Saints on Friday.
Impact: After a disappointing season with the Chargers, Meachem returned to the Saints for 2013, where he caught 16 passes for 324 yards and two scores. His utility to the Saints is based largely on his blocking ability as a receiver, leaving him with minimal fantasy value. Meachem is too far down on the Saints' depth chart to warrant much fantasy consideration, although he remains a threat to score any week in an offense led by QB Drew Brees.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | STATS
News: Bailey has agreed to a two-year contract with the New Orleans Saints.
Impact: The 35-year-old Bailey played the last 10 seasons with Denver after spending his first five in the NFL with Washington. A shutdown cornerback for much of his career, Bailey has made three All-Pro teams and been selected to 12 Pro Bowls. He trails only Hall of Fame end Reggie White (13) among defensive players in NFL history in Pro Bowls. Bailey's 52 interceptions are the most among active players, as are his 204 passes defensed.