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Saints cut another veteran, CB Janoris Jenkins

New Orleans Saints cornerback Janoris Jenkins (20) after an NFL wild-card playoff football game...
New Orleans Saints cornerback Janoris Jenkins (20) after an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in New Orleans. The Saints defeated the Bears 21-9. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)(Tyler Kaufman | AP)
Updated: Mar. 11, 2021 at 7:45 AM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Saints are continuing to make cuts to clear salary cap room. On Thursday, the organization cut veteran CB Janoris Jenkins, per Adam Schefter.

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The move will save $7 million against the cap.

Since Jenkins had a $1.2M fully guaranteed roster bonus, it would’ve accelerated upon being cut. So the Saints turned it into a signing bonus, spread it out over 2 year, and saved themselves an additional $600K against the cap.

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That’s according to a tweet from NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport.

On Wednesday, the Saints cut WR Emmanuel Sanders and are expected to cut former LSU LB Kwon Alexander to save a total of $21 million.

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