Saints free up some more salary cap space by releasing the backup linebacker.
The NFL free agency period is set to start in just a few minutes and moves are already being made.
#Saints will release LB Will Herring, a source said.— Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) March 12, 2013
Herring had one year remaining on his 3-year contract with the team. This move will free up another $1.6 million of much-needed salary cap space, according to Holder.
Will Herring himself made the news official via his Twitter account.
Thankful for my time with the Saints, my teammates, and their incredible fans!!— Will Herring (@wherring54) March 12, 2013
No big deal. This was a move that had to be made if the Saints plan to upgrade their linebacking corps.