Jahri Evans, David Hawthorne, Ramon Humber Cut by Saints: Comments, Reaction

February 8, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In desperate need to shed payroll, the New Orleans Saints released three players Monday: offensive guard Jahri Evans and linebackers David Hawthorne and Ramon Humber, per ESPN's Field Yates. Evan Woodbery of NOLA.com confirmed the report.
According to Spotrac, the Saints were set to be a little more than $3.6 million over the 2016 salary cap heading into this offseason. Not only does general manager Mickey Loomis have to decide whether to re-sign potential free agents such as tight end Benjamin Watson, defensive tackle Kevin Williams and cornerback Kyle Wilson, but he could also want to make necessary upgrades to the roster.
By cutting Evans, Hawthorne and Humber, the Saints are only adding to their significant amount of dead money they'll be paying out next year, per Shane Richardson:
The timing means New Orleans won't have to pay Evans his $3 million roster bonus, which was set to kick in Wednesday, per ESPN.com's Mike Triplett.
According to NOLA.com's Katherine T...

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