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Saints DT Brodrick Bunkley Takes Pay Cut

 

Saints DT Brodrick Bunkley accepted a pay cut from the New Orleans Saints, creating $2.85 million in cap savings for the team in 2014, according to Joel Corry.

  • Corry adds that Bunkley’s 2014 salary will drop from $4.5 million to $1.65 million.

In 2012, Bunkley signed with New Orleans for five years, $25 million, including $9.9 million guaranteed.  He already restructured his contract once, doing so in 2013.

New Orleans needed to create additional cap space in 2014, in part because of the recent signings of CB Champ Bailey, and S Rafael Bush.  According to Overthecap.com, New Orleans had roughly $1.7 million in cap space before signing Bailey and Bush.

Bunkley, 30, was drafted by the Eagles in 2006 out of Florida State.  He has significant experience as a starting interior lineman, but has failed to live up to expectations.

Pro Football Focus ranked Bunkley the No. 41 defensive tackle in the league out of 69 qualifying players last season.