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Jan 20, 2019; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws a pass against the Los Angeles Rams during the third quarter in the NFC Championship game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints restructured quarterback Drew Brees' contract in order to clear up $10.8 million in cap space for this season, NFL Network reported Thursday.

Brees will make $22.7 million in 2019, and the $10.8 million will get deferred to count against the team's cap in 2020 to the tune of $21.3 million overall, whether the future Hall of Famer is on the team or not.

But it's a win-now move for the Saints, who are reportedly trying to resign backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and make a play for free agent tight end Jared Cook, a North Gwinnett grad.

--Field Level Media

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