Saints, Nick Easton Hit Snag

Center/guard Nick Easton is set to join the Saints’ offensive line – unless he isn’t. On Wednesday, Easton’s contract was “disapproved,” according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport (on Twitter). Meanwhile, Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press (Twitter link) hears that it’s a minor issue and that everything is still on track for Easton to play for the Saints.

Reading between the lines, it sounds like the contract was turned down by the league office, but the reason behind it is unclear. Typically, if a contract is rejected by NFL execs in New York, it signals a salary cap issue or language-related snafu.

The Saints agreed to sign Easton earlier this week after losing Max Unger to retirement. The plan was for Easton to man the center position, filling a major void in the front five.

As far as we know, that’s still the plan in New Orleans, though there are other options for the Saints to explore if worst comes to worst.

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  1. CubsRebsSaints

    They’re trying to pull a rabbit out of the hat this offseason with one more ALL-IN season with Brees. And the salary cap issues are nothing nice. I was hoping Brees would take far less money to help resign FA’s. I know that’s easy for me to say. But realistically he’s set for life, and if you want to be able to sign up the help necessary to fill out your 53 man roster capable of winning it all??? You gotta do what ya gotta do!

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