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Report: Saints to Release CB Janoris Jenkins to Save Salary Cap Space

The Saints will release veteran cornerback Janoris Jenkins in another cost-cutting move for the team, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The decision allows New Orleans to save more than $7 million against the salary cap. Jenkins was set to earn $11.2 million in 2021 with a cap hit of $14.2 million.

According to Spotrac, New Orleans will be left with $7.2 million in dead money after the transaction.

Releasing Jenkins is a significant blow to the Saints' secondary. He started 13 games for New Orleans in 2020, totaling 55 tackles with three interceptions.