Two Surprise Saints Are Being Floated in Trade Talks
By David Hayes
With the impending NFL salary cap change and team-specific situations across the league, we could see quite a laundry list of recognizable names being cut or moved in trades.
And for a team with as many current salary cap issues as the New Orleans Saints, we could see even more of this out of the Big Easy in the coming weeks, starting with two big-name offensive pieces in running back Latavius Murray and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders.
Saints Trade Rumors
The Saints currently have the least amount of cap space in the entire league, sitting at a whopping $48,882,146 million over the cap – roughly $13 million higher over the cap than the next-closest team on the list in the Los Angeles Rams.
With that being said, a contract like Sanders' $10.5 million cap hit in 2021 becomes an easy target for something to try and move out of New Orleans, especially with an opportunity to get some NFL Draft capital in return for the nearly 34-year-old veteran.
Murray, on the other hand, doesn't command quite the same damage to the Saints' wallet as Sanders, but with a running back room commanded by Alvin Kamara, New Orleans could be happy to unload Murray's impending $4,187,500 cap hit in 2021 with a trade.
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