New Orleans Saints News and Rumors: Brandon Browner Release Option? Saints Making Cap Moves?

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Feb 05, 2016 03:16 PM EST
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Brandon Browner #39 of the New England Patriots celebrates with Darrelle Revis #24 of the New England Patriots after defeating the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Patriots defeated the Seahawks 28-24. "

Brandon Browner is seemingly on his way out of the door in New Orleans and his 24 penalties on the season do not help him at all. Browner cannot be cut until after the Super Bowl thanks to league rules but if the Saints wait longer they could end up saving even more money.

The Saints have negative cap space so it is likely this will be the first in a series of moves that will attempt to free up some cap space with the struggling franchise.

Browner was signed just prior to the 2015 season in free agency, the Saints guaranteed him $7.5 million in his 3 year $15 million dollar contract. Not only was the contract ridiculous but the fact that Browner was paid that much shows how desperate the Saints were for secondary help.

Cutting him will result in a $6.3 million cap hit which should sting as the Saints look to rebuild this financially feeble franchise. Other players that could see their names on the chopping block include, Jairus Byrd who has an annual cap hit of $10,900,000, restructuring the contract of Drew Brees, which currently carries a $30,000,000 cap hit, C.J. Spiller who was just signed this past offseason. His cap hit is around $4,500,000.  



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