New Orleans Saints Restructure Contract of RB Alvin Kamara


March 11

The New Orleans Saints continue to scratch and claw their way in an effort to create some much-needed salary-cap space.

According to Field Yates of ESPN, the organization has restructured the contract of star running back Alvin Kamara. New Orleans converted $10.465 million of Kamara’s 2022 salary into a signing bonus – a move that will generate $8.372 million in cap room for the start of the new league year.

It’s the second major contract restructuring done by the team, as New Orleans had star-wideout Michael Thomas convert $14.6 million of his salary into a signing bonus as well, back in February.

However, even with Kamara agreeing to a restructured deal, the Saints are still roughly $32 million over the salary cap. To make matters worse, the 26-year-old is also tending to legal issues off the field, following a February arrest in Las Vegas for battery.

Kamara could ultimately be looking at a suspension, which may affect his RB1 status for 2022 fantasy drafts.

FanDuel Sportsbook has New Orleans’ NFC South Divisional odds set at +240.

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