The New Orleans Saints have several looming decisions to make during the upcoming offseason, most of which will involve a player either restructuring their deal or being released.
Also, defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley’s price tag is awfully high for a guy who plays a limited role on defense (due $4.5 million in salary and bonuses). And the same might be true for receiver Lance Moore (due $3.8 million in salary and bonuses), whose role has diminished this year.
New Orleans will need to keep their elevating cap number down and few players have been less productive than Moore this season who only has 33 catches for 384 yards and a touchdown.
Moore is relatively replaceable, especially with Brees under center so there’s little reason to bring him back at his current cost. It’s possible the two sides may work out a smaller contract but Moore has only one season over 1,000 yards and has taken a backseat in the offense this year, which suggests a release may be a more reasonable option.