The New Orleans Saints continue to juggle salary cap issues as they build out the roster
By Bob Garcia
The Saints still need to work a few deals if they are to avoid salary cap penalties
The various salary cap moves that the New Orleans Saints have recently made are no longer strange to many. This time, one more move was made in an effort to re-sign running back Ty Montgomery. The news was announced Saturday by New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President and GM Mickey Loomis, stating that the standout will be given a one-year contract.
In addition to Montgomery, defensive end Cameron Jordan and linebacker Demario Davis were part of this recent move, as their contracts were restructured by the team. According to the NFL Network, the Saints will now save around $13.44. As per a report by Over The Cap, the Saints haven’t been still able to cover it all, as the team is still about $48 million over the $180 million cap floor. The target has been a little difficult to achieve considering that this team has the worst salary cap situation in the NFL.
In order to cushion and open up a more appropriate salary cap, the Saints have made several moves, which included releasing tight ends Josh Hill and Jared Cook and punter Thomas Morstead. They also restructured the contracts of kicker Wil Lutz and tackler David Onyemata, as well as renegotiation quarterback Drew Brees’ deal.
Even when it was already specified that Montgomery’s deal will be for one year, the financial terms are yet not announced. Montgomery was originally a third-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft out of Stanford. He transitioned to running back after being originally selected as a wide receiver and played both positions for New Orleans last year.