Brodrick Bunkley DL NO 4 Months
The Saints believe that Bunkley has suffered a torn quad, which will end his season, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.
An MRI will be taken Tuesday, but it seems unlikely that Bunkley will receive a surprisingly favorable diagnosis that prevents him from landing on IR.
Brodrick Bunkley DL NO 12 Months
Saints NT Brodrick Bunkley has agreed to a pay cut, trimming his 2014 salary from $4.4 million to $1.3 million.
Bunkley was previously scheduled to count $6.1 million against the cap. His 2015 and 2016 salaries remain at $4.4 million. Bunkley played just over 21 snaps per game last season, and they were largely empty ones. John Jenkins is the future at nose tackle for the Saints. Bunkley is entering his age-31 season.
Brodrick Bunkley DL NO Oct 24 '79
Brodrick Bunkley is scheduled to cost $6.1 million against the 2014 salary cap.
Bunkley averaged just 21.1 snaps per day in his 12 appearances this season, losing playing time at nose tackle to rookie John Jenkins. Bunkley graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 41 NT/DT among 69 qualifiers, hurrying the quarterback just three times. The Saints will almost certainly ask him to take a major pay cut or move along.
Brodrick Bunkley DL NO Jun 22 '79
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Saints NT Brodrick Bunkley (calf) will be out "several weeks."
Bunkley injured his calf in the opener versus Atlanta and was spotted in a walking boot and on crutches following the win. Third-round rookie John Jenkins will slide into the starting lineup at the nose. The Saints just keep taking hits on defense. OLBs Will Smith and Victor Butler and LE Kenyon Coleman have already been lost for the season. ILB Jonathan Vilma is on short-term injured reserve.
Brodrick Bunkley DL NO Jun 20 '79
Saints NT Brodrick Bunkley (undisclosed) was in a walking boot and crutches following Sunday's win over the Falcons.
Bunkley went down following a first-quarter goal-line play and never returned. His backup is third-round rookie John Jenkins.
Brodrick Bunkley DL NO Jun 19 '79
Saints NT Brodrick Bunkley was forced from Sunday's game with a lower-leg injury, and is questionable to return.
Bunkley went down midway through the first half, and wasn't seen again before halftime. It's possible he'll return after the break.
Brodrick Bunkley DL NO May 19 '79
Brodrick Bunkley is practicing as the Saints' first-team nose tackle in training camp.
Akiem Hicks saw early-camp reps on the nose, but will be needed to play full-time end with Kenyon Coleman done for the year. Rookie John Jenkins is Bunkley's backup. Bunkley is undersized for 3-4 nose at 6-foot-2, 306, but DC Rob Ryan has a history with smallish nose tackles. The Saints' defense remains one to target in fantasy matchups after losing Coleman and top OLB Victor Butler.
Brodrick Bunkley DL NO Dec 13 '78
The Saints have reworked DT Brodrick Bunkley's contract, dropping his 2013 base salary from $3.7 million to $750,000.
In exchange, the Saints cut a $2.95 million check for Bunkley in the form of a "signing" bonus. Previously scheduled to count $4.7 million versus the cap, Bunkley's cap number dipped to $2.5 million. Bunkley is an undersized, 6-foot-2, 306-pound nose tackle, but Rob Ryan isn't afraid to use smaller guys on the nose in his 3-4. Bunkley will likely compete to retain his starting job.
Brodrick Bunkley DL NO Dec 30 '77
Saints signed DT Brodrick Bunkley to a five-year, $25 million contract with $9 million guaranteed.
With GM Mickey Loomis' suspension not yet implemented, it's business as usual in the Saints' front office as the team stays the course amid bounty scandal discipline. The Broncos were making a "hard" push to re-sign Bunkley as of Tuesday, but the Saints apparently beat Denver's offer. Bunkley has only six sacks in six seasons, but he is an effective one-gap, 4-3 nose tackle. He projects as an upgrade on outgoing Shaun Rogers and Aubrayo Franklin.
Brodrick Bunkley DL NO Dec 30 '77
The Broncos are "working hard" to re-sign free agent DT Brodrick Bunkley.
Bunkley visited the Saints on Sunday, but has otherwise been greeted by a slow-developing market for defensive tackles. Now that the Broncos are no longer preoccupied by the chase for Peyton Manning, they could have Bunkley back in the fold in relatively short order.