They should have the cap
The New Orleans Saints made a cap-friendly move in the 2020 NFL Draft. Instead of drafting a player that is truly a need for the team, they spent the 24th overall pick on Cesar Ruiz a guard-center combo from the University of Michigan.
Ruiz’s addition helped the team justify releasing Larry Warford, a three-time Pro Bowler. Ruiz is expected to start immediately, and the releasing of Warford will save the Saints at least $7 million and closer to $8 million in cap space.
After an expensive offseason with contract extensions looking likely, the team needed to free up the space.
While the team may not have the space to bring in a player like Jamal Adams, they do have the space if they want to add Clowney. That’s crucial for the team’s ability to justify drafting the star rusher.
The team does have a healthy Davenport, but securing another elite threat on the edge is certainly never something fans would stick their nose up at. Clowney would help the team in more than one way, and with the cap to sign him, it seems ridiculous to not look into it.