The Saints have terminated the contract of Brodrick Bunkley with a failed physical designation, according to Jayson Braddock of ESPN Radio (on Twitter). The nose tackle has been struggling with injuries as of late.
Bunkley, 31, agreed to a pay cut for the second year in a row, but it wasn’t enough to save his job in New Orleans. Bunkley’s pay cut, agreed to back in March, created about $3MM in cap savings for the club. Last November, he suffered a leg injury during a loss to the Ravens, ending his season. With 276 defensive snaps this year, Bunkley was New Orleans’ second-most-used defensive tackle, according to Pro Football Focus (subscription required).