NFL Free Agency 2014: New Orleans Saints may cut Jabari Greer for cap space

Nov 17, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints cornerback Jabari Greer (33) sustains a leg injury against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of a game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints got their first road playoff win in franchise history this year when they beat the Philadelphia Eagles, but their miracle run to the Super Bowl ended the next week in Seattle. Now that the team is in offseason mode, some serious questions about the team’s future need to be addressed.

One of those questions surrounds defensive back Jabari Greer, who was lost for the season after a knee injury in the regular season. Greer had been playing very well for Rob Ryan on defense before the injury, but the Saints may still end up deciding to cut him this offseason to save cap space.

Per Katherine Terrell from Nola.com:

Greer is a leader in the locker room and has been one of the foundations for the Saints’ defense since 2009. However, his age (32 next season) combined with the severity of his knee injury, could spell a bad omen for his future with the team.

There’s no saying that the Saints would indeed cut a leader like Greer, but his contract and bonuses next season could hurt the Saints chances of paying Jimmy Graham this offseason and if it came down to a decision between Greer and Graham, the choice is pretty obvious.

Topics: Jabari Greer, New Orleans Saints, NFL Free Agency 2014

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  • Wallace Ordoyne

    He’s no longer the number one corner for the Saints. In fact I would say that his play had declined noticeably this year before he got hurt. Sorry to say that a lot of saints vets won’t be around when the season starts…………….

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