the Saints took advantage of the veteran minimum benefit when they signed defensive lineman Kenyon Coleman to a one-year deal. He’ll earn $1 million between base salary, but the benefit allows him to count only $620,000 against the salary cap.
The Saints also got backup quarterback Luke McCown as inexpensively as possible. He'll earn $840,000 in base salary (there are no bonuses or incentives in the one-year deal), but the minimum benefit means McCown only will count $555,000 against the salary cap. LINK