Falcons right tackle Ryan Schraeder signed an extension with the team during the 2016 season that called for him to get a $6 million roster bonus this year.
Field Yates of ESPN.com reports that Schraeder has restructured his contract and converted that $6 million into a signing bonus. That pushes $4.8 million of the cap hit into future seasons and gives the team more money to spend now.
There are a few ways the Falcons could go with the new cap space. They’re reportedly interested in defensive tackle Dontari Poe, although he’s lined up a visit with the Colts ahead of any trip to meet the Falcons, and they’re expected to give cornerback Desmond Trufant an extension.