The New Orleans Saints are now $3.6 million under their salary cap after all the comings and goings at the Mercedez-Benz Superdome this year.

The Saints entered the offseason $12 million over their cap according to reports, with huge changes needed to be made to get them back under while making room for tight end Jimmy Graham's big money new deal.

Their first step was to cut a swathe of players on large contracts - mainly veterans from the Superbowl winning team of 2009 including Jabari Greer, Will Smith and Jonathan Vilma. Darren Sproles has also been traded to the Philadelphia Eagles

There's a host of new faces in New Orleans too, from headline act Jarius Byrd to the latest man to pen a contract, Rafael Bush.

That means according to the NFL Players Association, The Saints are now $3.6 million under budget.

Bush's deal is said to be worth $3.8 million initially, and $4.55 million after incentives. He was already on the books but received an offer from the Atlanta Falcons, before New Orleans activated their right to match the offer. 

Because he was already on the payroll, Bush's deal doesn't affect the Saints too much with Graham's deal still being negotiated.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: