It appears David Hawthorne will be sticking with the Saints.
The linebacker has agreed to a reduced salary that cut his base salary from $2 million to $1.19 million, according to the NFLPA. His salary also dropped from $4 million to $1.75 million in 2016.
Overall, Hawthorne’s cap number dropped from $6.01 million to $4.01 million. He also received a $1.5 million signing bonus, $500,000 in “not likely to earned” playtime incentives, and a $560,000 roster bonus, according to a source.
It was widely speculated that Hawthorne could be cap casualty due to having a $2.5 million roster bonus due this week, which left his cap figure at $6.01 million.
The 29-year-old finished last season with 83 total tackles and three sacks.