Reports: Saints restructure deals with Ramczyk, Lutz

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Ryan Ramczyk

The Saints moved closer to getting under the salary cap for the start of the 2023 NFL league year by adjusting the contracts of tackle Ryan Ramczyk and kicker Wil Lutz.

According to NFL Media’s Tom Pellissero and ESPN’s Field Yates, the Saints converted nearly $13 million of Ramczyk’s 2023 salary into a bonus, creating more than $10.3 million in cap space.

Additionally, Lutz’s deal has been reworked to lower his cap number by $1.5 million. Unlike the Ramczyk deal, this was a renegotiation that lowered Lutz’s salary, according to Nick Underhill of

According to Spotrac, the Saints were more $44.6 million over the 2023 cap before the moves, so the New Orleans front office still needs to create more than $32 million in space.

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Lenny Vangilder


Lenny was involved in college athletics starting in the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…

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