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If the Saints could trade Junior Gallette they would save 11.75 million

galletteThe New Orleans Saints are in a bad position when it comes to the Salary cap.  They have tried to give all their players a very good deal to keep them happy, but eventually they will need to find a way to make room.  Last year Junior Gallette the superb pass rusher of the Saints was arrested for domestic dispute, but although he was not charged with the incident there have been rumors that the Saints could cut him. 

Here is the probably with releasing him.  If the Saints were to cut him pre-June 1st, the team would lose 750,000 dollars. If they were to cut him post-June 1st the team would have 14.1 million in dead cap.  That will not help them either, so the smartest thing for the Saints to do is find a team like Oakland that is looking for pass rusher and trade him for a late round pick.  Although the team might not be able to land great compensation the team would free up 11.75 million dollars, according to Over the Cap.com.  That is quite a bit of money, and to be honest it would help get the Saints under the cap. While it would create a gaping hole in their defense they do hold the 13th pick in the draft. 

The Saints could also try to lure a veteran to the team.  If teams are scared of Greg Hardy due to his past history, the former Ole Miss star makes sense on a one or two year deal.  It just depends if the NFL is willing to give a player with a DV charge a second chance.

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