Saints trade starting DT Malcom Brown to the Jaguars

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The expectation was that the New Orleans Saints would release veteran nose tackle Malcom Brown as a salary cap casualty, but NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the team cut a deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars to trade him instead.

Brown was a part of some stout Saints defenses upon signing with the team back in 2019, anchoring a run defense that ranked among the best in the league. The depressed salary cap made his contract untenable, though, and now he’s on the move while freeing up nearly $5 million in cap space.

Replacing him won’t be easy, though young backups Shy Tuttle and Malcolm Roach will be eager for the opportunity to start next to David Onyemata in the heart of the Saints defense. Details of the trade weren’t immediately available, so check back once they’re reported.