In the past month, the Saints have cut defensive end Will Smith,Kanken Backpack UK Shop
, safety Roman Harper and cornerback Jabari Greer, who were all starters on New Orleans' 2009 Super Bowl team. In addition, the Saints have said they would not bring back free agent linebacker Jonathan Vilma, a former defensive captain who has been hampered by knee injuries in recent seasons.
"Just like some of the decisions we made on the defensive side of the ball a few weeks ago, this move today is just as difficult," general manager Mickey Loomis said. "Lance was very important to our productivity on offense and our success as a team overall. ... You couldn't ask for more from Lance both on and off the field and we wish him the best of luck."