everyman

So Adam Bighill  was released by New Orleans today.

Not sure if he's on his way back but if he was he would be arguably the best pick-up of any of the FAs. Definitely a $200,000 player. ...a difference maker.

Timing is very tough for him given that most teams are cash strapped now.

But he's a great player and teammate.

Apparently he still lives in the Vancouver area so I imagine BC is checking their SMS balance.

All that said he'll probably get another NFL shot.

FootbalYouBet

...NFL shot.
is that anything like a FLU shot??
Crush cream soda is oh so good.  I think I'll have another

I don't think I am always right, it just keeps turning out that way

everyman

...NFL shot.
is that anything like a FLU shot??
Almost like the flu shot. 

Instead of getting an injection in your arm , you get an injection into your bank account.

Both can make you dizzy though.

GHT120

So Adam Bighill  was released by New Orleans today.

Not sure if he's on his way back but if he was he would be arguably the best pick-up of any of the FAs. Definitely a $200,000 player. ...a difference maker.

Timing is very tough for him given that most teams are cash strapped now.

But he's a great player and teammate.

Apparently he still lives in the Vancouver area so I imagine BC is checking their SMS balance.

All that said he'll probably get another NFL shot.
Nice thing is that if a team thinks he is a real difference maker then can just "tear-up" a contract or three to make cap room.

Sarcasm ... even if it is true.
Let's  not confuse FACTS with OPINIONS

everyman

So Adam Bighill  was released by New Orleans today.

Not sure if he's on his way back but if he was he would be arguably the best pick-up of any of the FAs. Definitely a $200,000 player. ...a difference maker.

Timing is very tough for him given that most teams are cash strapped now.

But he's a great player and teammate.

Apparently he still lives in the Vancouver area so I imagine BC is checking their SMS balance.

All that said he'll probably get another NFL shot.
Nice thing is that if a team thinks he is a real difference maker then can just "tear-up" a contract or three to make cap room.

Sarcasm ... even if it is true.
I know. But it's still an awkward time. Bighill's salary will effect up to 3 different potential starters that the team has penciled in at this late date. That's 25% of your defense. A lot different than if he was available in January. Unless of course they have some dollars in a sock somewhere.

depopulationINC

So Adam Bighill  was released by New Orleans today.

Not sure if he's on his way back but if he was he would be arguably the best pick-up of any of the FAs. Definitely a $200,000 player. ...a difference maker.

Timing is very tough for him given that most teams are cash strapped now.

But he's a great player and teammate.

Apparently he still lives in the Vancouver area so I imagine BC is checking their SMS balance.

All that said he'll probably get another NFL shot.
Teams generally set aside 2 allotments of cap room on varying levels.  One is for injury, another is for NFL releases.  I would think that this would be a situation a team would be willing to tap into both a little.  Beyond that, they already have a minimum of 54k shaking loose because they are releasing someone...that 200k is really actually a +150k touch.  70k from the NFL cuts pool...50k from the injury reserve...someone will be on the 6 at some point...it is manageable. 

I think the real question is if he ends up in the CFL if his allegiance flag still has a Lion on it now that Wally is not GM and in theory in his last season.  If this was 2017...I would say absolutely.  I tend to think it would take a lot to pry him away from BC though as he still spends his offseason in BC.


Here is a recent interview with him.  Really solid interview.

https://player.fm/series/all-saints-considered-new-orleans-saints-podcast/asc-episode-1-the-adam-bighill-podcast

https://soundcloud.com/allsaintsconsidered/episode2


Happened top post it in the Bomber forum about a month ago:

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.....Speaking of solid LB'ers  (not Hurl)....hows Bighill doing down south...Is there a faint hope he'd ever cast a gaze our way if he get's the nine of hearts down south...I know he was in luv with Wally and the leos at one time...Said he'd return to lotus land if he was released BUT water goes under the bridge and things can change...I wish we weren't clutching at straws at this point in time but I get the feeling we'll be doing a lot of that with this regime....
Well, he re-upped with the Saints, but it is still a futures contract so does not hit cap until the start of the season...aka he can be a casualty.  I do think they like him though.  He didn't see a lot of action last year (his one preseason game was amazing and he clearly won a spot with it), but did get into 3 games...indication they are not looking at him as a PR guy but someone they may legit want to see in there.

https://soundcloud.com/allsaintsconsidered/episode2
A contact down south turned me on to the above roughly half hour interview with Bighill a couple weeks ago.  I highly recommend it...one of the better interviews I have seen.  He is just relaxed and open and talks the game from the heart.  You can tell the interviewers are aware of the CFL and have watched it but don't have a pile of knowledge on...they don't pretend to but you can tell they still respect it.  Because Bighill has so much love for the CFL and they are really open to mixing CFL and NFL talk it makes for a fantastic conversation.  I highly recommend it...I left with even more respect for Bighill than I already had.


 


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