Saints to release cornerback Janoris Jenkins, report says


The New Orleans Saints are releasing cornerback Janoris Jenkins according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The move saves the Saints roughly $7 million in cap space per the report.

Following Jenkins’ release, the Saints are still an estimated $22 million over their adjusted cap ceiling.

Jenkins joined the Saints via trade in 2019 and started 14 games for the franchise tallying four interceptions and a touchdown along with 14 passes defended.

The 32-year-old cornerback is the latest notable cut New Orleans has made in an effort to get under the cap.

The Saints released wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and reportedly cut linebacker Kwon Alexander, who is recovering from an achilles injury, Wednesday.

The Saints have also made several other moves in order to get under the NFL's 185.5 million adjusted salary cap including freeing up $6 million and $3.4 million by restructuring the contracts of offensive lineman Andrus Peat and safety Malcolm Jenkins, respectively.

The Saints also created over $13 million in cap room by restructuring linebacker Demario Davis and Cam Jordan’s contracts last week. And earlier, Kicker Wil Lutz, defensive tackle David Onyemata and quarterback Drew Brees also had their contracts restructured.