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Saints cut DE Alex Brown

Updated: August 30, 2011, 10:01 PM ET
By Pat Yasinskas | ESPN.com

The New Orleans Saints got rid of one veteran Tuesday, but added another.

The team officially announced the release of defensive end Alex Brown, who tweeted the news earlier in the day, and said that it had signed veteran kicker John Kasay.

Brown had been starting opposite Will Smith, who could serve a suspension for testing positive for a banned substance in 2008.

Payton, however, said the Saints tried not to allow uncertainty surrounding Smith to figure into their evaluation ...

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