Thursday, July 28, 2011
New Orleans Saints make more moves
By Pat Yasinskas
The New Orleans Saints made several more moves Thursday night.
They agreed to terms to keep linebacker Scott Shanle. Adam Schefter reported the two-year deal is worth $4 million. James Varney reports the Saints also agreed to terms with linebacker Danny Clark and released cornerback Randall Gay.
Keeping Shanle, a starter at one outside spot last season, and Clark, a backup-and special-teams player, helps solidify the linebacker corps. Linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar also agreed to return earlier Thursday.
Releasing Gay is hardly a surprise. The Saints have Jabari Greer and Tracy Porter as their starters and second-year pro Patrick Robinson figures to be the nickel back. Gay was scheduled to count $5 million against the salary cap. The Saints freed up $4 million by releasing him.