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Salary Cap 2014: Top 10 Decisions for the Saints

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Jan 4, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New Orleans Saints safety Roman Harper (41) leaves the field after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game at Lincoln Financial Field. The Saints defeated the Eagles 26-24. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

#7 – Roman Harper
2014 Salary Cap Figure: $5,870,000
2014 Base Salary: $2,350,000
Dead Money: $3,690,000
Potential Cap Savings: $2,180,000
Contracted Through: 2015

Harper is one of the other few remnants of the 2006 Saints, and was normally a huge presence in playing for the team, starting in nearly every game. However, he missed seven games in 2013 due to injury. when Harper played, he was mainly situational, splitting snaps with Malcolm Jenkins, up until Kenny Vaccaro went down with injury.

2014 Outlook: The secondary is crowded, and the Saints are going to be faced with deciding whether they want to re-sign Jenkins or keep Harper. With Kenny Vaccaro being the featured safety, there’s a huge chance to see Rafael Bush emerge as the other pairing should the Saints opt not to keep either.

Final Decision: Restructured or Released

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