Saints 26 Eagles 24 _lowres

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton talks with defensive coordinator Rob Ryan in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Penn. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014.

With new deals for nose tackle Brodrick Bunkley, cornerback Champ Bailey and safety Rafael Bush on the books, the Saints were about $3.6 million under the 2014 salary cap on Thursday afternoon, according to the NFL Players Association website.