The Saints released defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley, the team announced on Tuesday, after Bunkley failed a physical.
Bunkley took a $3.15 million pay cut this offseason to help the Saints get under the salary cap.
Similar to last season, defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley has agreed to take a pay cut to stay with the Saints next season, reports Mike Triplett of ESPN on Friday. Terms of his restructured contract were not made public.
Bunkley, 31, had his 2014 season cut short due to a quadriceps injury. He finished the year with 17 tackles. He has gone two seasons with a sack.
The Saints announced Thursday they placed starting defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley on injured reserve due to a quadriceps injury. Bunkley was injured during Monday's game vs. Baltimore.
The Saints believe defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley suffered a torn quad Monday against the Ravens, a source told NFL.com. He will undergo an MRI on Tuesday, but it appears his season could be over.
Bunkley was injured in the first quarter Monday. He has started every game this season, while totaling 17 tackles (eight solo) and zero sacks in 11 games.
Saints nose tackle Brodrick Bunkley left the game against the Ravens in the first quarter with a leg injury. The Saints called him questionable to return.
Four Saints defenders who were on the injury report are active for Sunday night's game against the Packers. They are cornerbacks Patrick Robinson (hamstring) and Keenan Lewis (knee, shoulder), linebacker Ramon Humber (ankle) and nose tackle Brodrick Bunkley (concussion).
Running backs Pierre Thomas (rib/shoulder) and Khiry Robinson (forearm) are only two of four Saints ruled out for the Sunday game against the Packers. The others are linebacker Kyle Knox (ankle) and center Jonathan Goodwin (knee/ankle).
Listed as questionable probable are defensive back Keenan Lewis (knee/shoulder), linebacker Ramon Humber (ankle), tight end Jimmy Graham (shoulder) and nose tackle Brodrick Bunkley (concussion). The lone probable is defensive back Patrick Robinson (hamstring).
Saints defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley (concussion) and defensive end Glenn Foster (knee) were forced out of the game at Detroit in the second half. Both have been ruled out for the rest of the game.
Saints nose tackle Brodrick Bunkley agreed to a pay cut and will earn $1.3 million instead of $4.4 million this season.
Saints nose tackle Brodrick Bunkley has been green-lighted for Sunday at St. Louis. He has been dealing with a back issue.
Saints OL Terron Armstead, NT Brodrick Bunkley, S Rafael Bush, OB Keyunta Dawson, DE Glenn Foster and TE Josh Hill are questionable Week 15 against the Rams.
Bush, Dawson and Hill were unable to participate in practices throughout the week. Bunkley and Foster were able to practice in full Friday.
Two key Saints, right tackle Zach Strief and nose tackle Brodrick Bunkley, are active for the game vs. Carolina after being listed as questionable with ankle injuries. Both practiced on a limited basis Friday.
Saints DT Brodrick Bunkley, T Zach Strief, S Rafael Bush, LB Keyunta Dawson and DE Glenn Foster are questionable Week 14 against the Panthers.
Bunkley and Strief were able to participate in limited practice Friday. Bush, Dawson and Foster did not practice Friday.
The Saints ruled the following players active for Week 6 against the Patriots despite nursing injuries: defensive back Isa Abdul-Quddus (ankle), defensive lineman Brodrick Bunkley (calf), defensive back Chris Carr (back), defensive lineman Glenn Foster (ankle), linebacker Ramon Humber (calf), defensive back Malcolm Jenkins (neck), defensive lineman Tom Johnson (hamstring), and defensive back Keenan Lewis (knee).
The Saints could be missing a number of contributors on the defensive side of the ball for Week 6 against the Patriots, based on Friday's injury report. After being limited in practice throughout the week, linebacker Ramon Humber (calf), defensive backs Malcolm Jenkins (neck) and Keenan Lewis (knee) and defensive lineman Brodrick Bunkley (calf) are all questionable for Sunday's game.
The team also has five players on the injury report who are expected to play through their injuries. The team has listed linebacker Martez Wilson (ankle), defensive ends Tom Johnson (hamstring) and Glenn Foster (ankle) and defensive bacsk Chris Carr (back) and Isa Abdul-Quddus(ankle) on the injury report as probable.
The Saints have made WR Lance Moore, RB Mark Ingram, S Roman Harper, DT Brodrick Bunkley, DL Tyrunn Walker, CB Rod Sweeting and OT Terron Armstead inactive against the Bears Week 5.
The Saints are without a few key players this week, including Moore and Ingram on offense and Bunkley and Harper on defense. Overall, the list shouldn't be a surprise. All but Sweeting and Armstead were listed as out on the team's final injury report.
The Saints will be without DT Brodrick Bunkley, S Roman Harper and DE Tyrunn Walker Week 5 against the Bears.
All three players were ruled out on the club's final injury report, so the moves shouldn't come as a surprise.
The Saints ruled three defensive players out for Week 5 against the Bears, based on Friday's injury report. Defensive linemen Tyrunn Walker (knee) and Brodrick Bunkley (calf), as well as safety Roman Harper (knee) are all out for Sunday's game, after being unable to get through practice.
Harper and Bunkley also missed Week 4 due to the injury, while Walker had been able to play through the injury in Monday's game.
The Saints listed seven players as inactive for Monday's game against the Dolphins: wideout Lance Moore (hand), running back Mark Ingram (toe), safety Roman Harper (knee), nose tackle Brodrick Bunkley (calf), defensive end Tom Johnson (hamstring), defensive back Rod Sweeting and offensive tackle Terron Armstead.
Harper and Bunkley had been ruled out earlier.
The Saints' list of inactives for Week 3 against the Cardinals includes defensive back Roman Harper (knee), defensive back Isa Abdul-Quddus (ankle), defensive lineman Brodrick Bunkley (calf), defensive lineman Tom Johnson (hamstring), defensive back Rod Sweeting and wide receiver Nick Toon. Sweeting and Toon are healthy scratches.