In more cost-cutting moves, the New Orleans Saints have restructured the contracts of All-Pro defensive end Cameron Jordan and linebacker Demario Davis, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. The deals will save the Saints an additional $13 million in cap space as the team prepares for the start of free agency on March 17.
Jordan, 31, was New Orleans's first-round draft pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. He is considered one of the greatest defensive players in franchise history with 94.5 career sacks, including 7.5 last year to earn the sixth Pro Bowl honor of his career. He is second in sacks behind Hall of Famer Rickey Jackson (115) in Saints history. Jordan's contract carries through the 2023 NFL season.
Davis, 32, was selected by the New York Jets in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He joined the Saints as a free agent in 2018 and instantly elevated them to one of the league's best defenses.
Davis has had at least 110 tackles in all three of his years with the Saints, adding 14 sacks, 21 passes broken up, two interceptions, and 35 tackles for loss. He signed a three-year, $24 million contract extension before last season.
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