NFC South: Kolo Kapanui

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

Just like the Saints did Tuesday, the Bucs wasted no time in parting ways with a troubled player Wednesday.

Only a few hours after a report surfaced that wide receiver Anthony Mix had been indicted for allegedly having sex with a minor in Alabama, the Bucs put out a one-line statement saying he had been released.

The Saints released receiver Biren Ealy and tight end Kolo Kapanui on Tuesday after they were charged with lewd behavior over the weekend.

Give the Saints and Bucs credit for not putting up with off-field trouble. But keep in mind that each of these three players were long shots to even make the regular-season roster and that helped make them very expendable.

Saints dump troubled players

May, 5, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

Memo to the players on the Saints' roster: Don't get in trouble. Especially if you're a fringe player.

The Saints showed just how easy it is to get rid of expendable guys Tuesday when they released receiver Biren Early and tight end Kolo Kapanui. Those two were arrested over the weekend and charged with obscenity, lewd behavior and disturbing the peace. Now, they're out of jobs.

The Saints also announced the signing of three more rookie free agents -- running back Herb Donaldson, tackle Augustus Parrish and receiver Chris Vaughn.

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