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.