The Saints are attempting to avoid paying the guaranteed money owed to former pass rusher Junior Galette.
The Saints are claiming Galette voided the guarantee on his base $1.25 million salary by violating the “rep and warranty language” in his contract, according to a source.
Fox Sports Mike Garafolo first reported the Saints were moving to void Galette’s guarantees.
Galette was released by the Saints last month and recently signed with the Washington Redskins. He reportedly tore his Achilles during Wednesday’s practice, according to the NFL Network.
The Saints were still on the hook for the $1.25 million base salary because it was guaranteed for skill, injury and cap. New Orleans paid $12.5 million to Galette during the spring before he was released.
Galette, however, was released following a string of off-field incidents. He was arrested for domestic violence in January, but the charge was later dropped by prosecutors.
A video then emerged of a 2013 beach brawl that showed a man who resembles Galette striking a woman with a belt. The Saints turned the video over to the NFL.