In order to be cap compliant this offseason, the New Orleans Saints will have to make a handful of tough decisions. One of them came this Thursday morning, as the team released veteran cornerback Janoris Jenkins.
Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football was first to break the news regarding Jenkins’ release. This move will save the Saints roughly $7 million in cap space, but there is still more work left to be done.
While the fan base in New Orleans expected to see those two players get cut, they were a bit more blindsided by the Jenkins news.
At times, Jenkins was the Saints’ best cornerback during the 2020 season. He had 55 total tackles, 12 passes defended and three interceptions.
Janoris Jenkins is getting released, per source
— Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) March 11, 2021
It won’t be easy to replace Jenkins’ production, but the Saints may have their eyes on a cornerback or two in the upcoming NFL Draft. After all, they’ve already met with Florida State product Asante Samuel Jr.
The next few days are going to be quite interesting for New Orleans, as the front office still needs to clear more than $20 million in cap space.
Malcom Brown, Latavius Murray and Patrick Robinson are just a few players who could end up getting cut before March 17.
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