The New Orleans Saints defense stepped up in a big way after an embarrassing 2012 performance. They were able to reach the playoffs, being eliminated in the divisional round by the Seattle Seahawks. This is exactly what they needed, but they’ll be facing some salary issues yet again.
Last year they had to restructure a couple of deals with some key veterans to save a little bit of money. Veteran’s Will Smith and Jonathan Vilma were two guys that were approached for restructured deals. Each of their salaries were chopped down, allowing the team to have a little bit of breathing room.
Corner-back Jabari Greer was limited to only eight games this year before suffering an ACL injury against the San Francisco 49ers at home back in November. He’s been sidelined ever since and is set to make around $4.4 million next year and could see at least $2 million of that disappear.
According to SportsNOLA.com, Greer could be approached by the front office to restructure his deal like a couple of his teammates did around this time last year.
Greer finished the year with 30 total tackles and one interception coming against the Miami Dolphins on September 30th. He finished with 52 tackles and three interceptions in 2012, the interceptions were a career high for the veteran.