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When veteran offensive lineman Jahri Evans agreed to slice down his 2015 salary, it may have marked the final contract restructuring of what has been a busy offseason for New Orleans Saints.

The Saints are now $4.69 million under the salary cap, more than enough room to sign all their draft picks plus a little extra to pursue inexpensive veteran free agents.

As expected, the Saints were aggressive about shedding salary this offseason, even if their biggest trades (Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks and Kenny Stills to the Miami Dolphins) were not related to the salary cap.



Here's a tally of the Saints cap-related moves over the last month:

Traded

OG Ben Grubbs: $3.6 million cap savings in 2015

Released/waived

RB Pierre Thomas: $1.735 million saved

LB Curtis Lofton: $4.25 million saved

DB Corey White: $1.574 saved

Restructured

Jairus Byrd: $4.8 million saved

Junior Galette: $10 million saved

Keenan Lewis: $350,000 saved.

Restructure with pay cut

Jahri Evans: $4 million saved

Brodrick Bunkley: $2.9375 million saved

David Hawthorne: $2 million saved.

Marques Colston: $3.2 million saved


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Old 04-03-2015, 01:00 PM   #2
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Re: New Orleans Saints salary cap: After 11 moves in last month, cuts may finally be done

Maybe they are done with the cuts but what about trades?
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I tell you the team base is looking great. Time to plug some holes with the draft and backup needs. I would be happy with a stud DT DE and ILB in the and a few good OL and maybe the next graham. You know coach can find them.
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I'd be happy with guys who can tackle!
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other than moving Bush or Vaccaro, there isn't much else that can be done, unless #9 or #6 takes a small cut
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other than moving Bush or Vaccaro, there isn't much else that can be done, unless #9 or #6 takes a small cut
Cam Jordan... look for a new deal soon. It'll free up another 4 million.
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Funny that Cam Jordan is mentioned...

If available, Cameron Jordan would make sense for Raiders to consider - Oakland Raiders Blog - ESPN

And yes, it's ESPN, but it's Bill Williamson and he's casually alluded to moves that have come to fruition...

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"If available"

"IF possible"....

IF - IF - IF
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Cam Jordan, Kenny Vaccaro or Raphael Bush are the only guys I can see us moving still for draft picks or packaged in moves...
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nah the draft day package deals are always the best.
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