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Report: Cameron Jordan restructures deal with Saints

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 15:  Cameron Jordan #94 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates a sack during the fourth quarter of a game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 15, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) Getty Images

Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis said this week that he hasn’t spoken to quarterback Drew Brees about an extension that would lower his $30 million cap charge, but continued to express confidence this week that the team will work things out in a “way that helps our team.”

While they wait to work out the Brees situation, the team has reportedly struck another deal to help clear cap space ahead of the new league year. Field Yates of reports that defensive end Cameron Jordan has agreed to restructure the deal he signed with the team last year.

Per Yates, a $6 million roster bonus that Jordan was set to receive this year has been transformed into a signing bonus. That creates $4.8 million in cap space this year and pushes $1.2 million in cap charges into the four remaining years on the deal.

Jordan has played every game for the Saints since joining the team in 2011 and is coming off a 45-tackle, 10-sack season in New Orleans.

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11 Responses to “Report: Cameron Jordan restructures deal with Saints”
  1. ariani1985 says: Feb 17, 2016 9:15 AM

    This GM must use a broken calculator.

  2. 87hollywoodhorn says: Feb 17, 2016 10:32 AM

    a lot of ppl talk about jay jay but its rlly all abt C.J.

  3. uglydingo says: Feb 17, 2016 10:54 AM

    The player agents must laugh when they are called in to renegotiate contracts in New Orleans. The Saints are a perfect example of a team in salary cap hell. In recent times they have traded and cut good players like Jimmy Graham and Jahri Evans but continue to aim for short term relief and blow out future debt.
    They continue to bank on the NFL progressively raising the salary cap as their long term solution to controlling expenses. Drew Brees has been a truly great QB but he is very expensive.
    Please keep Mickey Loomis away from my credit cards.

  4. sb44champs says: Feb 17, 2016 11:11 AM

    They continue to bank on the NFL progressively raising the salary cap as their long term solution to controlling expenses.
    Yep and Saints’ brass parlayed that strategy into a Super Bowl Championship…. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. ausernamethatisavailable says: Feb 17, 2016 12:02 PM

    Jahri Evans has not been “good” for at least two years. And the salary cap is going up a good amount every year. Yes the saints are tight up against the cap every year but he creates room every year.

  6. phrancheyez says: Feb 17, 2016 12:10 PM

    So many people hate on the Saints cap…

    Do you REALLY know what our cap looks like?

    Furthermore, do you know what our cap looks like a year later???

    Didn’t think so.

    We’re fine, worry about your team🙂

  7. saints12013 says: Feb 17, 2016 12:42 PM


    I’m going to go out on a limb and predict that Mickey Loomis would laugh at your credit cards.

    Also we didn’t cut Jimmy Graham, we traded him for an All Pro Center and a future All Pro LB meanwhile not having to pay $40 million to an oft injured TE who doesn’t block and is guaranteed to miss games every year.

  8. doubleogator says: Feb 17, 2016 2:03 PM

    Good players like Jimmy Graham, how good was Graham last year with Seattle??

  9. sb44champs says: Feb 17, 2016 3:07 PM

    Exactly, Saints received two starters in Max Unger and Stephone Anthony for an overpaid, one-dimensional TE. I’d bet many a dollar that if given the chance for a do-over, Seattle would NOT make the trade. It is pretty obvious the Saints got the better end of that deal LOL

  10. iknoweverything2 says: Feb 17, 2016 4:44 PM

    I would suggest people to actually think before or at least do some research before commenting. Who cares if you have not cap room or a ton of cap room as long as your able to build a successful team. Sure not all of the moves have worked out;do they for any team, no they don’t. So we let some players go last year and picked up some, who could have predicted that one of the leagues best safeties “Byrd” would go bust with the Saints, he played his butt off in Buf. Who would have said B.Browner would suck as bad as he did, maybe some haters but that’s about it.

    Every year teams bring and let players go. Evans is just another player being let go so we can get better it’s that simple. Just like when we let Goodwin go to TB people were outraged…how well did he play that next year…lol. We will survive and be just fine, we have some Def. issues to address but as far as the CAP goes M.L is the absolute best at is job.

  11. fanofpft says: Feb 17, 2016 6:48 PM

    And if Jordon Cameron doesn’t do the same he might be joining him on the team.

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