Jahri Evans clears cap space for Saints

The New Orleans Saints, working to get their salary-cap situation in check before the start of free agency, have restructured the contract of guard Jahri Evans.

The new deal drops his cap figure from $5.2 million to $3.36 million. Evans received a $2.3 million signing bonus as part of the deal.

The Saints dropped his base salary to $700,000 from $3 million.