Updated Saints draft picks, salary cap situation after Bradley Roby trade
There we go: the full details of the New Orleans Saints’ trade with the Houston Texans for cornerback Bradley Roby has now been clarified and made official on the daily NFL transactions wire.
In exchange for Roby’s services, the Saints swapped a third round pick in 2022 and a conditional sixth rounder in 2023. The conditions tied to that late-round pick are unknown just yet, but they’re likely tied to playing time or postseason honors like Pro Bowl or All-Pro team placement.
But the Saints included multiple picks for good reason — to convince Houston to take on $7 million of Roby’s base salary this year, meaning he gets onto their books for just $1.8 million. The Saints will have to figure out a solution to his non-guaranteed $9.5 million salary next season, but that’s a problem for another day.
So how does this move impact their resources now? Let’s dive in: