5 high-priced players Saints may eventually move on from

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - DECEMBER 22: Nick Easton #62 of the New Orleans Saints plays against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on December 22, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - DECEMBER 22: Nick Easton #62 of the New Orleans Saints plays against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on December 22, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) /
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Malcolm Jenkins

The Saints gave their former first-round pick a four-year, $32 million deal this past offseason. With a $9 million signing bonus, Jenkins cap hit the last year of his contract is just $2.5 million.

The last two years combined would be just $6.75 million. 32 now, Jenkins doesn’t have much prime left, and while he’s been an ironman for the teams he’s been on, Jenkins’ health and consistency won’t last forever.

To be fair, if Jenkins can play at the level he’s been at, he won’t be going anywhere. This thought is just if his play starts to decline as he ages.

For Jenkins, he’s played in all but one defensive snap. He has one sack and 32 tackles to his name. While he doesn’t have an interception yet, he has two tackles for a loss and two quarterback hits as well.

He’s been involved, and he’s been dominant. Given his contract, he could be cut if his play starts to decline.

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