Saints Shopping DT Malcom Brown

The Saints are looking to the trade market to help their dire cap situation. The team has begun to shop defensive tackle Malcom Brown, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets.

A former Patriots first-round pick, Brown is going into the third season of a three-year deal. He is due a $4.6MM base salary in 2021. The Saints moving on from Brown would save them nearly $5MM in cap space. If the Saints are unable to find a taker, a Brown release would seem the logical next step.

Of course, New Orleans would need to do much more than unload Brown to comply with the salary cap. The team remains nearly $70MM over the projected $180MM cap. Mid-tier veterans profile as the players the Saints will look to part with in order to move under the cap.

Brown has worked as a starter for the Saints in each of his two seasons. New Orleans has used the 2019 signee as a first-stringer in 29 games, with ex-first-rounder Sheldon Rankins coming off the bench. The Saints re-signed D-tackle David Onyemata last year and may not be able to carry two veteran contracts at this position under the current circumstances.

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  1. CoachWe

    Nobody will trade for him. Why? So many quality players are about to get released. I hope he goes back to NE once released. NE fans will see this and realize that IDL Butler isn’t getting anywhere close to what he wants to stay. Buyers market.

  2. LetGoOfMyLeg

    Patriots are going to be a lot better this year. With their cap space they may have the pick of the litter so to speak..

    • CoachWe

      When they trade Gilmore and release Cannon, they will have around $80 mil in Cap space.

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