Corey White is no longer a member of the New Orleans Saints.
The defensive back, a former fifth-round pick, was released by the team Friday afternoon, creating around $1.5 million in cap space.
White served as a cornerback during his time with New Orleans, which began in 2012, but began shifting to safety late last season. He appeared in 15 games and finished the year with 53 tackles and two interceptions.
White earned a Proven Performance Escalator last season that increased his salary $660,000 to $1.574 for the 2015 season.
White told WWL-TV that he expected to be released as soon as he received that bonus.
It was also announced Friday morning that White earned $192,991.73 through the NFL’s performance-pay bonus system. To determine the payouts, the league uses a formula that weighs players’ pay against their playing time.
White’s bonus was the highest among all Saints.
New Orleans recently signed Brandon Browner to play opposite Keenan Lewis at cornerback. The team could be in the market for another corner to play in nickel packages since Patrick Robinson is currently a free agent.
The Brandon Browner contract details are in.
The Saints new cornerback agreed to a three-year, $15 million deal which includes a $3.9 million signing bonus and a total guarantee of $7.75 million.
His base salaries for the three years are $1.1 million in 2015 and $2.75 in 2016 and 2017. He also can earn roster bonuses worth up to $2.25 million in 2016 and 2017.
The deal also contains $375,000 in playtime incentives in 2015 and 2017 and a $125,000 Pro Bowl in 2015 and 2017. Both of these are listed as “not likely to be earned” incentives.
His cap hits in each of the three years are $2.4 million, $6.3 million, and $6.3 million, respectively.
Ramon Humber’s two-year deal with the Saints carries a maximum value of $3.05 million, according to a source.
At its core, the deal is a two-year pact worth $2.085 million with a $334,000 signing bonus. But with a playtime escalator in 2016 worth up to $965,000, the maximum value could reach $3.05 million.
The deal has base salaries of $850,000 in 2015 and $901,000 in 2016.
The Saints re-signed the linebacker on Thursday.
Humber appeared in 15 games last season, logging 453 snaps on defense playing predominately at weakside and strongside linebacker. He also played a role on special teams.