Salary Cap 2014: Top 10 Decisions for the Saints

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Oct 6, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) makes a catch against New Orleans Saints cornerback Jabari Greer (33) during the second of their game at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

#8 – Jabari Greer
2014 Salary Cap Figure: $5,825,000
2014 Base Salary: $4,000,000
Dead Money: $2,650,000
Potential Cap Savings: $3,175,000
Contracted Through: 2015

Since joining the Saints in 2009 after a very respectable tenure in Buffalo, Greer has been a key part of the Saints secondary. His 2013 season was cut short, after he went down with a very gruesome looking injury against the 49ers, which resulted in a torn left ACL.

2014 Outlook: Greer is rehabbing just fine according to his Twitter. However, Greer is about to turn 32, and with his current cap numbers, the Saints can save money by releasing him. On the flip side, Greer can stay if he’s willing to take a pretty hefty pay cut. He’s only played one full season for the Saints (2011), and with Keenan Lewis being the star, there’s cheaper options than Greer (Corey White, Patrick Robinson).

Final Decision: Restructured or Released

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