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Saints News, 9/30/15: Saints Restructure Drew Brees' Contract

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According to Field Yates, a reporter for ESPN, the Saints created $2.6 million in salary cap space by turning $5.2 million of Drew Brees' base salary into a signing bonus, making his cap hit for 2016 now $30 million.

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Saints restructure Brees contract
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