Saints rework the contracts of Thomas Morstead, Cam Jordan _lowres

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) sacks Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) during the second quarter Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The Saints opened up some cap space by reworking the contracts of Thomas Morstead and Cam Jordan.

Morstead, who previously had a base salary of $3 million, is now listed by the NFLPA at $900,000 this season. This suggests he converted $2.1 million of his salary into a signing bonus.

Jordan, who was listed with a base salary of $3.5 million, now has a base salary of $765,00.

The Saints now are listed as having more than $3 million in cap space. They had $273,000 before making these moves.

However, it does not appear that figure takes into account the contracts of tight end Josh Hill, which is expected to count as a $1.5 million salary-cap charge, and defensive tackle Nick Fairley.

The full details of these agreements will be available later this morning.