DT Brodrick Bunkley, quiet in his first season as a Saint but now set to play nose tackle in the new 3-4 alignment, has joined five other Saints in restructuring his deal.
It's hardly a sacrifice for WR Marques Colston, RG Jahri Evans, LG Ben Grubbs, ILB David Hawthorne, ILB Curtis Lofton and Bunkley to add more guaranteed money to their deal.
The Saints trade current year cap space for cap space in future contract years, the players get more guaranteed money added to their non-guaranteed contracts.
Bunkley dropped his 2013 cap hit from $4.7 to $2.5 million. The Saints are still believed to be scheduled to be over the salary cap when the new league season starts on March 12.