Saints restructure Colston's contract, three others

New Orleans Saints went on a swift restructuring frenzy, getting deals done with 4 players, most notably receiver Marques Colston, reports the Times Picayune.

Colston's restructured deal, first reported by CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, converted $2.8 million of his base salary into signing bonus, creating $2.1 million in cap savings for 2013.

The team has also restructured the contracts of guards Jahri Evans and Ben Grubbs, and linebacker David Hawthorne.

Evans' 2013 base salary is now $3.04 million, down from a scheduled $7.2 million, and will reportedly save the team roughly $3 million in 2013. Grubbs' deal also saves them $3 million for next season, first reported by's Pat Yasinskas.

Finally, Hawthorne's deal saves the Saints $2.05 million, according to Yasinskas, by converting his scheduled $3 million roster bonus into a signing bonus.

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