Saints restructure Sheldon Rankins' contract, clearing $4 million in 2020 cap space: report (1 Viewer)

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The New Orleans Saints have restructured the final year of defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins contract, according to an NFL Network report.

They used a familiar tactic to shed salary cap space immediately, adding two voidable years to the end of his contract and clearing about $4 million off the books for this season.

Rankins is playing on the fifth-year option of his rookie contract, and will still earn $7.7 million this season according to the report. The voidable years are a tool the Saints have used several times before to spread the money a player counts agains the cap over several...

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