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Dannell Ellerbe restructures with Saints

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 15:  Jacob Tamme #83 of the Atlanta Falcons is pushed out of bounds by Dannell Ellerbe #59 of the New Orleans Saints during the second quarter of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 15, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Saints said goodbye to a couple of veteran linebackers earlier this week when they released David Hawthorne and Ramon Humber, but another one has adjusted his contract to remain on the roster.

According to multiple reports, Dannell Ellerbe has agreed to restructure his deal a year after the Saints acquired him in a trade with the Dolphins. Details about the change aren’t known. Ellerbe was set to make $4.1 million in salary that was set to become guaranteed on Wednesday if he remained on the roster and also had a $1 million roster bonus coming his way.

Ellerbe, who also took a pay cut after the trade, only played six games for the Saints in his first year in New Orleans as a variety of injuries kept him off the field for much of the season. He was also limited to one game for the Dolphins in 2014 and hasn’t played all 16 games in a season at any point during his career.

The Saints likely will do more in the coming days and weeks to create cap space. Quarterback Drew Brees is a candidate to have his contract extended in order to lessen the $30 million cap burden he carries in 2016.

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8 Responses to “Dannell Ellerbe restructures with Saints”
  1. ariani1985 says: Feb 10, 2016 12:55 PM

    Restructure gate!

  2. asseenonokra says: Feb 10, 2016 1:03 PM

    Dude’s great when he’s not hurt.

  3. jermainewiggins says: Feb 10, 2016 1:32 PM

    I swear this team is always in cap trouble, every year they are getting rid of players and their terrible contracts. Thanks to drew and jarius (and mickey) the aints can’t even really start their re-build yet.

  4. miamiron says: Feb 10, 2016 2:00 PM

    asseenonokra says:
    Feb 10, 2016 1:03 PM

    Dude’s great when he’s not hurt.
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    You obviously have no clue to what being great is

  5. boobsmcgoo says: Feb 10, 2016 2:42 PM

    Remember that one game when he was all over the field making plays? Yeah, if he could do that 16 times next year, that would be great.

  6. fanofpft says: Feb 10, 2016 3:46 PM

    Dude’s great when he’s not hurt.

    You want Louis Delmas also?

  7. 87hollywoodhorn says: Feb 11, 2016 12:07 PM

    gotta stay healthy the defense was aight when hes out there. dude still has speed

  8. sb44champs says: Feb 12, 2016 10:41 AM

    Thanks to drew and jarius (and mickey) the aints can’t even really start their re-build yet.
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    Saints = SB44champions

    Failcans = Goose Egg LOL

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