The Atlanta Falcons continue to restructure contracts of their veterans to create room under the salary cap. Defensive tackle Tyeler Davison is the latest to help the Falcons financials.
Zach Klein reported the details of Davison’s contract on Twitter Tuesday night.
The Falcons guaranteed more money to Davison, enabling them to knock nearly $2M off of his $3.45M cap number.
Davison (28) is entering his seventh season in the NFL. He played his first four with New Orleans before playing the last two with Atlanta.
He started 15 games last season and had 36 tackles including two for loss. His two most productive seasons in the league have been his last two, including a career high 55 tackles for Atlanta in 2019.
Davison was a fifth round selection of the Saints in 2015.
While not ready to shop from the luxury department in free agency, the Falcons have created nearly $10M in space under the cap in recent days.
The moves have helped them secure new players already including tight end Lee Smith of the Buffalo Bills who was acquired Tuesday night.