The Saints are apparently willing to trade everyone.
But in the strangest turn, they’re sending one of the young and cheap ones in exchange for a guy many thought was already cut.
A league source tells PFT that the Saints are dealing wide receiver Kenny Stills to the Dolphins, in exchange for linebacker Dannell Ellerbe and a third-round pick.
Ellerbe was reported to be cut by the Dolphins, but they never turned in the paperwork, so they could do such a deal.
The Saints have traded or cut high-earners, but Stills is interesting because he’s still working on a rookie deal which pays him just $585,000 this year and $675,000 next year.
Stills won’t turn 23 until next month, and gives the Dolphins a legitimate deep threat for their offense (16.5 yards per catch).
Ellerbe, on the other hand is 29 and expensive. He’s due $8.425 million, $6.45 million, and $6 million the next three seasons. It’s probably safe to assume there’s a restructuring in his future.