November 25, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley (77) is introduced prior to a game against the San Francisco 49ers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The 49ers defeated the Saints 31-21. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Brodrick Bunkley Restructures Contract

Mickey Loomis is at it again, and Who Dat Nation couldn’t be happier.

As per NOLA.com’s Katherine Terrell, nose tackle Brodrick Bunkley has restructured his contract for the 2014 season.

Bunkley cut his 2014 salary from $4.5 million to $1.65 million. His base salary in 2014 is now $1.3 million and he will receive a $300,000 roster bonus on April 10.

The move will reportedly save the New Orleans Saints $2.85 million in salary cap space. He was originally scheduled to count as $6.1 million against this year’s figure.

Bunkley, who turned 30 in November, came over to the team in 2012. His stats last year decreased, as Bunkley participated in only 248 of the team’s 975 total defensive snaps (25.4%) last year. Rookie nose tackle John Jenkins played in 44.3% (432) of the defensive snaps.

Back in January, I ranked the Top 10 players that were draining the Saints salary cap, and Bunkley was ranked #6. Mickey Loomis has worked through the vast majority of the other players, as the team parted ways with wide receiver Lance Moore (#10), cornerback Jabari Greer (#8), safety Roman Harper (#7), and linebacker Will Smith (#2).

Bunkley will retain the same base salary for 2015 and 2016.

Now all that remains is a long-term contract for Jimmy Graham. Make it happen Loomis!

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