The New Orleans Saints, and every other NFL team, have just found out that next year’s salary cap number will be $182.5 million. It is a significantly higher number than the $170 million figure that it was originally thought to be earlier in the offseason. Still, the Saints have quite a bit of work to do to get under that $182.5 million number, which is actually closer to $185.5 million due to cap roll over from 2020.
New Orleans has already restructured players’ contracts from the likes of defensive end Cam Jordan, to linebacker Demario Davis and a few others in an attempt to get in the black in terms of the cap number. Those restructures and cap space-saving moves have continued this morning as two more players had their contracts restructured.