Saints Restructure Contract of Another Star Player

David Kaestle
The Saints have restructured Tyrann Mathieu's contract.
The Saints have restructured Tyrann Mathieu's contract. / Associated Press

The New Orleans Saints entered the offseason with some clear objectives in mind, mainly clearing cap space. Earlier this week, the Saints restructured offensive lineman Ryan Ramczyk's contract to save themselves around $10 million.

New Orleans isn't finished, though. On Friday, the Saints restructured star safety Tyrann Mathieu's contract, saving them an additional $4.6 million and change.

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New Orleans now has a projected $28.8 million in cap space, according to's latest figures.

The Saints will need to clear all the cap space they can this offseason if they hope to take a major jump in 2023, which is centered around finding a new quarterback. New Orleans is currently pursuing Derek Carr, but the New York Jets are heavily interested in him as well.

The Saints could still end up with Carr, but they'll need to clear the cap space to do it. With these two moves this week, they are well on their way.

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