The New Orleans Saints rank dead last in the NFL in salary cap space, but they decreased their salary cap debt to $12 million by releasing linebacker Curtis Lofton.
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Lofton’s release saves the Saints $4.25 million in cap space, and the Saints can rebuild their defense after it struggled and fell miles below lofty expectations.
The 28-year-old linebacker should still be able to find work with another team as he can come up with 120 tackles per season, but he was a liability against the run as the Saints finished 29th in the NFL.
Durability is a plus for Lofton though as he started all 16 games in each of his three seasons with the Saints.
The #Saints have released LB Curtis Lofton, who they tried to trade a few days ago.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2015