The New Orleans Saints have reportedly signed their entire rookie class.

General Manager Mickey Loomis needed to create some cap space to do it.  That came in the form of a restructured contract for Pro Bowl cornerback Marshon Lattimore.

As Rapoport notes, work toward an extension continues.

It was a smart decision by Lattimore.

Due to his arrest in Ohio last March when he was charged with a fourth-degree felony for possessing a stolen handgun, Lattimore could face a league suspension.

With a base salary of $990,000, his game checks in 2021 will be a little more than $58,000.

The restructure gave him $9.21 million now. Had he remained on the $10.2 million salary, each game check would have paid him $600,000.

If he is forced to serve any kind of league-mandated suspension in 2021, he just saved himself $542,000 per game.

The move helped New Orleans create much-needed cap space.

It also may have saved Lattimore millions of dollars.

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