The Saints won’t have cornerback Cortland Finnegan on the field in Week One.
PFT has learned, via a league source, that the Saints have released Finnegan. The former Titans, Rams, Dolphins and Panthers corner signed with the team last month.
Finnegan is a vested veteran and his salary for the entire season would be guaranteed if he were on the team for the first week of the regular season. It has not been unusual in past years to see a team part ways with a player in Finnegan’s position leading up to the first game and then bring him back later in the season.
Finnegan’s departure leaves the Saints with four corners on the active roster.
Agent John Perla announced on Tuesday that kicker Wil Lutz, his client, signed to the Saints’ 53-man roster after it initially seemed he was heading to the team’s practice squad. The Saints have Kai Forbath on the roster unless another move has been made.