June 14, 2024

Saints convert DE Carl Granderson’s contract to save $7.2 million in cap space

The journey to get cap compliant continues…

Per Tom Pelissero, an NFL network insider, the New Orleans Saints have done a conversion on defensive end Carl Granderson’s contract. They’ve guaranteed his money for the 2024 season.

This move was able to clear up $7.2 million in cap space. However, the Saints are yet to be compliant with the cap. With this move, the team should be somewhere around $34 million away from positive cap numbers.

Carl Granderson signed a new contract with the Saints in September of last year, which could be worth up to $52 million. It’s a five-year extension, which means it also keeps him in the Crescent City through the 2028 season. This past season Granderson had 8.5 sacks, 44 solo tackles, 34 assisted tackles, and 14 tackles for a loss. He’s been with the team since he was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2019.

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New Orleans Saints Suggested To Trade $97 Million CB in Bold Cost-Cutting Move

The New Orleans Saints have to figure out how to field the most competitive lineup for next season if the team hopes to make the playoffs. Unfortunately, it might involve trading Marshon Lattimore and his $97 million contract to another franchise.

Although the Saints improved their 7-10 record from the previous campaign, they didn’t make the playoffs this year. Even after finishing with a 9-8 record and tied for the NFC South title with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Green Bay Packers won a three-way tie to claim the last wild card spot, leaving New Orleans’ season to end right away.

But before the Saints can retool their roster and make improvements to it in the offseason, they’d have to figure out how to steer clear of the salary cap. The most obvious move to many is to trade Lattimore’s contract to another team.

 

But before the Saints can retool their roster and make improvements to it in the offseason, they’d have to figure out how to steer clear of the salary cap. The most obvious move to many is to trade Lattimore’s contract to another team.

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