If the Saints get in touch with the league office by this afternoon, they will gain a little bit of cap relief.

Teams have until Tuesday afternoon to express their intent of carrying over unused salary cap space from the previous season. For New Orleans, this means it could gain $1.71 million in additional space.

The Saints have more than $165 million committed to the salary cap, meaning it will have to cut more than $20 million in salary to be in compliance by March 10, the beginning of the league year.

Early estimates have the 2015 salary cap between $140-143 million.