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Saints say farewell to three veterans

NFL_grant_250.jpgThe Saints announced on Thursday that two players have been released today, and that one will be cut tomorrow.

Out as of right now are linebacker Mark Simoneau and offensive lineman Jamar Nesbit.

Out as of Friday will be defensive end Charles Grant.

Per NFLPA records, the moves clear out more than $6 million in 2010 base salary, including $4 million that Grant alone would have earned.

Grant was a first-round pick in 2002.  He has been subject to a four-game suspension for StarCaps, which the league has delayed enforcing pending the outcome of the litigation filed by Vikings defensive tackles Pat and Kevin Williams.

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11 Responses to “Saints say farewell to three veterans”
  1. SonOfNOLA says: Mar 4, 2010 6:41 PM

    About time!! But I’m surprised they cut Nesbit, at least they have rings.

  2. nfcbeast says: Mar 4, 2010 6:41 PM

    Simoneau has somehow found a way to stay relevant after everytime he is cut, someone will pick him up.
    When the Eagles let him go, he appeared to be on the downhill…somehow he’s still riding it and getting paid.

  3. Postman says: Mar 4, 2010 6:44 PM

    Nesbit and Simoneau didn’t play at all this season. Grant’s release was expected and won’t hurt the Saints. They played without him for the entire playoffs.

  4. Zatko says: Mar 4, 2010 6:59 PM

    Grant should sign with the Vikings… then he won’t ever have to serve his suspension… eh Mike?
    - Z

  5. PDT says: Mar 4, 2010 7:06 PM

    Dallas could be good for Grant, situational pass rusher for Spears.

  6. kingkolb says: Mar 4, 2010 7:35 PM

    This was Simoneau’s first time getting cut. He was traded to us from Atlanta and we sent him to NO for a pick and Stallworth….

  7. phillyeagleschamps says: Mar 4, 2010 8:09 PM

    Saints say farewell to New Orleans:
    Only headline I want to read.

  8. nfcbeast says: Mar 4, 2010 8:23 PM

    eh, whatever *when he moves on* and hes done that quite a bit.

  9. NOwillrepeat says: Mar 5, 2010 2:27 AM

    phillyeagleschumps:
    Tired of getting beat down by the champs? Your an f-ing loser along with your sad sack franchise. Im sure it sucks to be an eagles fan, getting teased every year just to blow it in the end. Only team in nfc east w/o a SB title and sixburgh right down the road. Saints are forever N.O’s team and that will never change.

  10. NOwillrepeat says: Mar 5, 2010 2:51 AM

    phillyeagleschumps:
    Tired of getting beat down by the champs? Your a loser along with your sad sack franchise. Man it must really suck to be an eagles fan, always getting teased just to blow it in the end. Only nfc east team w/o a SB championship, and Six-burgh right down the road. Saints will forever belong to New Orleans and that will never change. Now back to the hole you came from.

  11. Thorpie says: Mar 5, 2010 9:28 AM

    Phillyeagleschamps = a moron with an oxymoron for a screen name.

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