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Saints restructure David Hawthorne’s contract to keep him with team

hawthorneEvan Woodbery of The Times-Picayune reports that Saints LB David Hawthorne accepted a pay cut in order to remain with in New Orleans.

The linebacker has agreed to reduced to a reduced salary that cut his base salary from $2 million to $1.19 million, according to the NFLPA. His salary also dropped from $4 million to $1.75 million in 2016.

Overall, Hawthorne’s cap number dropped from $6.01 million to $4.01 million. He also received a $1.5 million signing bonus, $500,000 in “not likely to earned” playtime incentives, and a $560,000 roster bonus, according to a source.

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