The Saints released six-time Pro Bowl guard Jahri Evans Monday.
Evans was due $3 million if he was still on the roster on Wednesday. He was set to make $4.9 million in 2016.
Evans, 32, has been with the Saints since 2006 and started all 153 games he played. He took a pay cut after the 2014 season, his sixth straight Pro Bowl season. He started 11 games in 2015.
Evans joins Riley Cooper and William Moore as notable cuts on the first day teams can make roster transactions. The Saints also cut wide receiver Seantavius Jones, linebacker David Hawthorne and linebacker Ramon Humber.