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Saints extend Jabari Greer

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On a day that could have resulted in the imposition of suspensions on Saints players who were involved in the bounty scandal, the day ended instead with one member of the team’s defense getting a contract extension.

Cornerback Jabari Greer has signed a three-year extension.  His agent, Mark Bloom, told Adam Schefter of ESPN about the deal.

“This shows how well Jabari has played, and the Saints have recognized and rewarded him for it,” Bloom said.

Greer, 30, joined the Saints in 2009 after five seasons with the Bills.  In 2011, he started all 16 regular-season games for the first time in his career.  Greer had one year remaining on his contract; the total deal is worth $23 million.

In March, starting cornerback Tracy Porter left via free agency, signing with the Broncos.

Greer responded to the bounty allegations last month with poetry.  In light of today’s developments, we suggest this:  “Roses are red, violets are blue.  I just got paid.”

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10 Responses to “Saints extend Jabari Greer”
  1. catquick says: Apr 20, 2012 6:11 PM

    You are still missed in Buffalo Jabari. Wish you were still with us.

  2. mdd913 says: Apr 20, 2012 6:19 PM

    Great move. Greer is a stud.

    Let the dork mob commence dumb Bountygate commentary……….now

  3. iamthorny says: Apr 20, 2012 6:23 PM

    How bout: Roses are Red….Violets are Blue… Sean Payton lost a lot of money and now I could, too.

  4. gmen4life33 says: Apr 20, 2012 6:25 PM

    Brees or Eli? who ya got if your starting a franchise right now?

  5. ilovefoolsball says: Apr 20, 2012 6:38 PM

    No surprise, Greer is possibly the best cornerback the Saints have ever had.
    Try as GODdell may, he can’t keep that organization from pushing forward.

  6. ilovefoolsball says: Apr 20, 2012 6:40 PM

    gmen4life33 says:
    Apr 20, 2012 6:25 PM
    Brees or Eli? who ya got if your starting a franchise right now?
    ______
    Odd place to ask such a strange question that doesn’t really make any sense but I’ll entertain you.
    The better question would be: if you switched Eli and Brees to each other’s teams, who would be more successful?

    Give Brees the Giants defense and let’s see how many rings he has.

  7. ballsohard91 says: Apr 20, 2012 6:47 PM

    who cares fk the aints and the jiggander/tarbender

  8. saints4evah says: Apr 20, 2012 6:52 PM

    I got lots of respect for La’s Manning boys. I would be hard pressed to choose either or over Brees, and glad i do not have to make that choice. Can’t go wrong any way you choose i think. Just hope we get Brees a contract soon. He’s sitting around watching everybody get paid and not getting any closer to puttin’ on some cleats.
    And what is a jiggander/tarbender?

  9. jackers252 says: Apr 21, 2012 12:51 AM

    You idiots are missing the point. Why re-sign Greer with Brees’ looking for a long term deal? You restructure/extend your good players to free up immediate cap space.

    I’d expect Brees will be signing a long term deal by Wednesday.

    I’ll say it again, even with Mickey Loomis suspended for half a year, he should still get GM of the year.

  10. kingfish4242 says: Apr 21, 2012 5:53 AM

    gmen4life33 says:
    Apr 20, 2012 6:25 PM
    Brees or Eli? who ya got if your starting a franchise right now?

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    I’ll still take Brees,just like you’d take Eli. I can’t bash a Manning boy either. Both are Hall Of Famers,so you can’t go wrong with either one really.

    Greer also deserves this extension. Unlike Porter,he’s not a liability in the run game. He’s also one of the most under appreciated stars in this league. Buffalo fans know this already. Imo, we don’t win the SB in 09 without Greer.

    This is how valuable he was in the 09 season. Cold Hard football facts had him ranked as the 2nd best CB behind only Derrell Revis. The saints defense was ranked 6th overall when he went down to injury in game 6. The defense dropped to 25th before he returned for the final regular season game against Carolina. The Saints lost because HFA had been wrapped up,but Greer shut down Steve Smith that game.

    Larry Fitzgerald caught 2 passes for the Cardinals in the first playoff game. Sidney Rice caught 4 passes for 43 yards. His only TD came against Lb Scott Shanle in zone coverage. Greer was lined opposite Rice for a vast majority of that game. In the Super Bowl, the only TD Pass thrown by Manning came when Greer had to sit out one play due to injury. Manning went right at his replacement Usama Young who was badly beaten by Garcan.

    During the 09 regular season, Greer gave up only one TD pass. That was against Roddy White. White also got away with a push off to score that TD.

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