New Orleans Saints increase cap number; re-sign kicker John Kasay

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Dec 11, 2011; Nashville,TN, USA; New Orleans Saints kicker John Kasay (2) during warm ups prior to the game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-US PRESSWIRE

The New Orleans Saints see some relief with their tight salary cap number and also make a eyebrow raising move by re-signing kicker John Kasay.

According to the latest amount released, the Saints were able to get some much needed breathing room with their salary cap after the restructuring of linebacker Jonathan Vilma’s contract and cornerback Jabari Greer’s contract extension.

Just before the moves with Vilma and Greer, the salary cap was at around $1.656 million.  Now the amount has jumped to $4.7 million.  This is very good for the Saints for several reasons.

The Saints still have a few holes to fill on the roster especially at cornerback with players leaving via free agency or preparing for the upcoming possible suspensions.

The Saints don’t pick until the third round with pick #89 in the upcoming draft.  It will be difficult to find a late round player to start to contribute immediately so free agency is the best option for the Saints right now.

Also, the impending contract with quarterback Drew Brees is still lurking in the shadows and will need to be dealt with.  In an article yesterday, I discussed other players who could help even more with the cap number.

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