Larry Warford Targeting $7MM Per Year

Amassing a rare surplus of interior offensive linemen, the Saints released Larry Warford last week. In doing so, the team made one of the league’s better guards a mid-May free agent.

The Saints signed Warford to a four-year, $34MM deal back in 2017, and the three-time Pro Bowler wants to pick up nearly where he left off. The soon-to-be 29-year-old blocker is believed to be targeting around $7MM per year on his next deal, per Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (video link).

Twenty guards are currently signed for more than $7MM AAV; several are much less accomplished. Even at a point when NFL teams have mostly assembled their depth charts, this makes Warford’s ask quite reasonable. In three years with the Saints, Warford made three Pro Bowls. While each trip came as an alternate, he was still a key part of one of the NFL’s best offenses.

The Texans and Bears immediately surfaced as suitors. While the Bears are no longer believed to be in the mix, Rapoport adds that the former Lions third-round pick has already received plenty of interest. Warford has never missed more than three games in a season and has started all 101 NFL games in which he’s played.

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  1. Freddie Morales

    Jets!!!! no reason not to finish the complete makeover of the O-line with Warford signing and cutting Winters

    • Yep it is

      Why would he sign with yearly losers like the Jets or Bengals? That is laughable. A team with a chance will find the $$$ to sign him.

        • cjmask

          Accurate. That is summed up by the headline “targeting 7m per year” and not “targeting a contending team for a chance to win a Super Bowl”

        • JJB0811

          So do the front offices and coaches. Players aren’t in the wrong wanting to get paid.

    • wagner13

      They do have some leverage with their abundant supply of capital. They could certainly stand to upgrade one of Forbes or Teller

  2. Simmons>Russ

    Sea hawks would make a lot of sense and really help Wilson. Especially considering I’m that division they have the 9ers defence and the Rams with Aaron Donald.

    Wouldn’t be surprised if the Buccs moves some money around and threw him a deal to help protect Brady some more.

    • crosseyedlemon

      Seems like a no brainer doesn’t it? How could Warford be worse than Ereck Flowers?

  3. playicy

    That’s cheap 7 million go get him browns! I mean you have over 80 million in cap go spend it on something you drastically need to upgrade

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