The Atlanta Falcons needed to crunch some numbers and then move some around to make room for Asante Samuel.
In order to acquire the four-time Pro Bowl cornerback on Wednesday, the Falcons restructured the contract of guard Justin Blalock, who was re-signed just last summer.
According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Falcons are believed to have moved some numbers around to lower Blalock’s cap number of $5.3 million this season. Blalock received a $38 million, six-year contract last summer.
Before bringing Samuel aboard, the Falcons had $2.6 million in cap room. Previously, the club had re-worked the deal of cornerback Dunta Robinson.
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