Report: Larry Warford looking for salary around $7 million

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The Saints released guard Larry Warford last week and there were a couple of early reports about interest in a player who has made three straight Pro Bowl appearances.

On Monday, there was a report about how much Warford is looking for from one of those teams or any other suitor for his services. Warford was set to make over $7 million in base salary with the Saints and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that he’s looking for something in the same neighborhood.

Hitting that number may be difficult given where we are in the offseason, but having multiple teams in pursuit would likely help push his salary higher.

The Texans and the Bears were involved in those early reports of interest in signing Warford, although PFT reported on Saturday that the Bears aren’t going to pursue the guard.

50 responses to “Report: Larry Warford looking for salary around $7 million

  1. He served the Saints well and was a good community and locker room guy, so I wish him the best.

    That said, the Saints are trying to follow the philosophy of getting out a year too soon rather than a year too late. Warford had some weight issues, had a few bad games last year (despite making the Pro Bowl), and was not inclined to renegotiate his contract, thus his departure. He will be a good addition for somebody – at the right price. There seem to be lots of teams that could use O-line help.

  2. With the guard market where it is, unless he is diminished in some way (and he’s only 28) I would be expecting something in the $10 million-$13 million range per year. I don’t know if he has any injury problems or whatever.

    Unless last year’s Pro Bowl selection was on reputation.

    If he is still the same player he has been the last few years, please bring him to my Jets. We have the salary cap room. Pop him in next to Becton, we have McGovern at center – then we would actually have an NFL offensive line. Then you are really giving Darnold the time to potentially operate at an above-average level. Warford will help with the pass blocking and improve the running game.

  3. That’s $7 million too much for the Bears who became cap strapped when they signed Mack.

  4. My guess is he ends up in Tampa bay for 5+ million 1 year prove it contract with up to 2 million in incentives

  5. That salary would be almost unattainable for him at this stage of the off season (with only a few teams able to bring him in). Most of the available salary cap space has been eaten up across the league.

    One interesting option would be New England. I realize the Patriots have no cap space. However, Joe Thuney is on the franchise tag, and plays the same position… Since Thuney signed the deal, I am not sure what New England can and cant do with that deal. But the general idea (and someone with a better grasp of the contractual rules can correct me) would be to shed Thuney and his $14 million franchise tag, and bring in Warford for $7 million. Who loves bargain shopping more than Bill Belichick???

  6. joetoronto says:
    May 12, 2020 at 9:07 am

    That’s $7 million too much for the Bears who became cap strapped when they signed Mack.

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    The Bears drafted two linemen & signed two veteran O-linemen and have almost 10 million left to cover Warford’s request for a one year. This is more of roster/personnel issue than money.

    Once again you are WRONG on pft with your unhealthy obsession with losing Khalil Mack. I’m sure he’s happy to be off that mismanaged, going on another sub .500 year Raiders trash squad.

    Also Trubisky is better than both Carr and Mariota, he also is undefeated against your other team, your terrible Lions!

  7. joetoronto says:
    May 12, 2020 at 9:07 am

    That’s $7 million too much for the Bears who became cap strapped when they signed Mack.

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    The Bears drafted two linemen & signed two veteran O-linemen and have almost 10 million left to cover Warford’s request for a one year. This is more of roster/personnel issue than money.

    Once again you are WRONG on pft with your unhealthy obsession with losing Khalil Mack. I’m sure he’s happy to be off that mismanaged, going on another sub .500 year Raiders trash squad.

    Also Trubisky is better than both Carr and Mariota, he also is undefeated against your other team, your terrible Lions!!!

  8. kissbillsrings says:
    May 12, 2020 at 9:09 am

    My guess is he ends up in Tampa bay for 5+ million 1 year prove it contract with up to 2 million in incentives

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    Right.

    So back to the real world…

  9. He is still young and has some tread left on the tires for sure. He was in the Saints doghouse from the very beginning of last season for coming in over weight and out of shape. He had some games where he played good but also had some very bad games. As for all of those Pro Bowls, you have to take those with a grain of salt. He was not voted to any of those Pro Bowls and only made it as an alternative after several people turned it down. Overall, he was still a damn good replacement for Jahri Evans. Definitely wish him the best of luck at his next stop and thank him for his 3 years with the Saints.

  10. Redskins have 35M in open space, second only to the Browns. They need OL help bad. The fact that this would be a good signing for them, tells me it definitely wont happen lol!

  11. @Gotta_Change_Username

    The Jets open up a ton of cap space post June 1st due to the release of Trumaine Johnson and presumably Brian Winters. He’ll get paid if he waits.

  12. Everything is timing, the Ravens just signed DJ Fluker as soon as the Seahawks released him to start at RG, they likely would have shelled the extra cash on Watford had he been available a week prior.

  13. Since the guy appears to be a 50/50 player – a loafer with some upside but awful downside in conditioning, he should take what he can get and have incentives to make it worthwhile if he is as good as he says (and better than what he shows). I loathe players like this. Pound sand and manage a french fry station at Carl’s Jr.

  14. Bears have the money, but also have 15 Offensive linemen on their roster. I would cut one and pay Warford. Bears are close and I’m saying this as a Packer fan.

  15. billswillsoonmove says:
    May 12, 2020 at 9:44 am

    Absolutely no one other than Pace would take Trubisky over Carr.

    No one.

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    I mean you’re right, but Carr wasn’t available in the 2017 draft.

  16. Could people please stop using Pro Bowl as a barometer and use All Pro ,Pro Bowl is nothing more than popularity contest and so many “make it” because starters are hurt or just don’t want to play.

  17. There were reports yesterday the Bears are out of the race to sign Warford.

    I hope he signs with a team and makes the probowl again. I also hope Ryan Pace gets fired soon, like today!

  18. kissbillsrings says:
    May 12, 2020 at 9:09 am

    My guess is he ends up in Tampa bay for 5+ million 1 year prove it contract with up to 2 million in incentives
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    Why does a guy coming off a pro bowl season need to take a “prove it” deal??

  19. atthemurph says:
    May 12, 2020 at 10:20 am
    billswillsoonmove says:
    May 12, 2020 at 9:44 am

    Absolutely no one other than Pace would take Trubisky over Carr.

    No one.
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    I mean you’re right, but Carr wasn’t available in the 2017 draft.
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    I was responding to someone above who said Trubisky is better than Carr & Mariota.

  20. lets be real for a second, all it would take is one major injury in the preaseason or regular season and this guy could easily get $7m

  21. Brobokil says:
    May 12, 2020 at 9:40 am
    How much cap space could the Vikings save if they released Reilly Reiff?
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    $8.8 mil. I’m not even sure why Reiff wasn’t cut outright, without a replacement.

    And I don’t know why half the people don’t like your comment.

  22. Ganggreen1 says:
    May 12, 2020 at 10:24 am
    Could people please stop using Pro Bowl as a barometer and use All Pro ,Pro Bowl is nothing more than popularity contest and so many “make it” because starters are hurt or just don’t want to play.
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    Ok. Who bowed out so Warford could go to the Pro Bowl every year?

  23. Joe Douglas – cut Brian winters and his EXACTLY 7 million dollar salary and sign this dude. Yesterday. Then have Winters come back for the vet minimum as depth.

  24. atthemurph says:
    May 12, 2020 at 10:17 am
    Bears have the money, but also have 15 Offensive linemen on their roster.
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    The Bears also have 10 TE’s on their roster. And Trubisky. They aren’t making any good decisions.

  25. From what I read, he appeared to take a step back in pass protection last year, but was very good at run blocking. It doesn’t mean he was lousy at pass protection (anybody got a rank on him?). It would appear, at $7 mil, that he would absolutely be an upgrade on the Vikings line. As a Vikings fan, I will say, that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s really good. But would you pay this guy $7 mil a year over Reiff’s $13-14 mil each of the next two years? Ahhhhh….yes. I know Reiff is a left tackle, but he isn’t a good one.

  26. billswillsoonmove says:
    May 12, 2020 at 10:45 am

    atthemurph says:
    May 12, 2020 at 10:20 am
    billswillsoonmove says:
    May 12, 2020 at 9:44 am

    Absolutely no one other than Pace would take Trubisky over Carr.

    No one.
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    I mean you’re right, but Carr wasn’t available in the 2017 draft.
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    I was responding to someone above who said Trubisky is better than Carr & Mariota.
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    Trubisky is exactly the same talent level as Carr and Mariota. also, your response was not clear by any means.

  27. conormacleod says:
    May 12, 2020 at 11:22 am

    atthemurph says:
    May 12, 2020 at 10:17 am
    Bears have the money, but also have 15 Offensive linemen on their roster.

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    The Bears also have 10 TE’s on their roster. And Trubisky. They aren’t making any good decisions.

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    They have made some bad decisions just like your Vikings signing a backup QB to an 84 million contract and now you’re hemorrhaging talent because of your cap hell.

    Trubisky and the Bears are undefeated against your Vikings and the Lions. Sounds like their decisions are good enough to handle half the division with consecutive sweeps.

  28. billswillsoonmove says:
    May 12, 2020 at 9:44 am

    Absolutely no one other than Pace would take Trubisky over Carr.

    No one.
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    Trubisky is exactly the same talent level as Carr and Mariota. also, your response was not clear by any means.
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    I don’t know, it looks about as clear as could be to me.

    I don’t know what you’re smoking but there’s no way Trubisky is on the same level as Carr, not even close.

  29. Trubisky is exactly the same talent level as Carr and Mariota. also, your response was not clear by any means.

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    I don’t know, it looks about as clear as could be to me.

    I don’t know what you’re smoking but there’s no way Trubisky is on the same level as Carr, not even close.

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    Trubisky is not a horrible QB, his problem is mainly they very bad offensive system and Nagy not using him correctly. Derek Carr is not a horrible QB neither, but he’s definitely not significantly better than Trubisky. Carr is nothing special and it’s not even close, what are smoking Bills fan and more over why do you even care?

  30. Trubisky, Carr and Mariota are all basically the same QB caliber or talent level and anyone denying that is out of their mind. Period.

  31. atthemurph says:
    May 12, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    They have made some bad decisions just like your Vikings signing a backup QB to an 84 million contract and now you’re hemorrhaging talent because of your cap hell.
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    That backup QB is keeping pace with your backup QB for two years running, rummy. Now, you want to get back to the topic at hand, or just throw insults at each other that doesn’t pertain to the actual article. On the next Vikings article, I’ll post what a fool you really are about the Vikings.

  32. Always strange when Packer trolls say only post season counts, and then they keep blabbing about regular season victories over the last two years.

  33. Remember when Chicago was a special city, before all the murders and shrinking population?

    Good times.

  34. There are two NFC teams that have a legit shot at the Super Bowl, and Tampa Bay isn’t one of them. The other just cut him. Warford should put his ego aside and have his agent contact the 49ers, if he wants a ring. One year deal with incentives could fit inder their $5 million in cap space. Dante Pettis will get cut also and free up $.

  35. “Why does a guy coming off a pro bowl season need to take a “prove it” deal?”

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    See ganghteen1’s comment.

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