Marques Colston & Others Restructure, Remain With Saints
According to multiple reports, New Orleans Saints veteran wide receiver Marques Colston has restructured his contract, assuring his return to the team in 2015.
Colston will enter his 10th season this year, all with New Orleans. The franchise leader in receptions (666), receiving yards (9,239) and receiving touchdowns (68) struggled at times in 2014 by his own standards, dropping 7 passes.
Details of the restructuring have not been revealed yet, but Colston was set to count $9.7 million against the Saints salary cap, a number that will assuredly drop.
Several other Saints have altered their contracts, including veteran defensive tackle Broderick Bunkley, according to multiple reports.
Bunkley, 31, started in 11 games last season, playing well in run defense. He suffered a season-ending quadriceps injury. According to a tweet from Larry Holder of the Times-Picayune, Bunkley's pay cut will save the team around $3 million.
Veteran safety and special teamer Jamarca Sanford signed a one-year deal today to return to the Saints, according to PFT.
Yesterday, safety Jairus Byrd restructured his deal, but took no paycut in the process. He simply converted an upcoming roster bonus into a signing bonus, clearing $4.8 million of the team's 2015 salary cap, but moving more money into future cap years.