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Source: QB Jameis Winston returning to Saints on amended deal

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NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Quarterback Jameis Winston is finalizing a deal to return to the New Orleans Saints, he told CBS Sports, a move that keeps him with the team as a backup on a revised contract.

Winston, who was set to make $12.8 million in base salary in the final year of a two-year extension he signed in 2022, will sign an amended contract for one year and $4 million, with incentives bringing the potential value of the deal to $8 million, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Winston's new deal will free up more cap room for the Saints, who entered the offseason more than $50 million over the 2023 salary cap.