Saints' DL Bunkley praised for taking pay cut in offseason

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNISSaints defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley works in drills during the Saints' first outdoor practice last month in Metairie.
Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNISSaints defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley works in drills during the Saints' first outdoor practice last month in Metairie.

Watching Brodrick Bunkley voluntarily cut his 2014 pay by nearly $2.9 million in April so the Saints could sign cornerback Champ Bailey and retain safety Rafael Bush makes John Jenkins want to “go all out” for his teammate and fellow nose tackle. “You’ve got to realize this is a business; and for somebody to do that and alter their livelihood for us to bring in another guy, that shows a good sense of leadership, and I’m very grateful he did that,” Jenkins, a second-year player, said recently. “That’s one of the situations where I see myself going in next year and going all out for a guy like Brodrick Bunkley.”