3 bold moves that could save New Orleans Saints cap space in 2024

Two cuts and one restructure could make some movement for New Orleans.

New Orleans Saints, Alvin Kamara, Derek Carr
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2. Designate Alvin Kamara as post-June 1 cut

Another post-June 1 cut the Saints could make is a bit spicier than Hill, but could also be necessary. In this instance, we play a bit of fortune teller.

Running back Alvin Kamara is going to be 29 years old in July. Recent history would tell us that the Saints should cut him and not look back one bit. A 29-year-old running back with as much usage in both the running and receiving game is destined to fall of the face of the earth very soon.

Kamara proved he is still a capable starter in 2023, but his numbers were certainly down. His 3.9 yards per carry were the second-lowest in his career, while his 6.2 yards per reception were by far a career worst.

If the Saints made this move, it would save them $11 million against the cap. They still have Jamaal Williams and second-year pro Kendre Miller, whom the team hopes can have a healthy offseason and become much more comfortable and involved.

Kamara isn't far from completely dropping off in production, and the Saints may as well say goodbye before it's too late.