Saints restructure Jahri Evans' deal

We already told you about the contract restructure for New Orleans guard Ben Grubbs and the fact that linebacker David Hawthorne also has reworked his deal to give the Saints some salary-cap room.

Well, they’ve done even more.

According to a league source, guard Jahri Evans has restructured his contract to free up $3.12 million in cap space. The Saints gave Evans a $4.16 signing bonus up front, but dropped his base salary from $7.2 million to $3.04 million.

Evans had been scheduled to have a $9.86 million cap figure. But the restructure drops that figure to $6.74 million.