With the deal being made, ten free agents remain on the Black and Gold’s roster from 2014 — they will become unrestricted free agents on Wednesday if they are not re-signed. The window to negotiate with other teams opens up on Saturday.
It is also being reported by ESPN’s Mike Triplett that nose tackle Brodrick Bunkley has agreed to take a pay cut to not only stay in New Orleans, but to also help the team clear cap space and make way for free agency.
Bunkley has not quite lived up to his hype since joining the New Orleans Saints as a free agent in 2012, totaling just 54 tackles and 2.5 sacks in three years. Injuries have been an issue for the Florida State product who was originally chosen by the Philadelphia Eagles in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft.
The Saints signed safety Jamarca Sanford in the middle of the 2014 season. He appeared in six games, starting two and totaling 14 tackles in place of Kenny Vaccaro, who found himself in a bit of a sophomore slump.
The 29-year-old Sanford was initially drafted out of Ole Miss by the Minnesota Vikings in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He adds solid depth as a presence in the secondary and on special teams.