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In a not-so-surprising move today, the Saints have reportedly parted ways with long-time kicker Garrett Hartley.

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Larry Holder of Nola.com first tweeted the news.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Saints make the move. Team waives kicker Garrett Hartley. Also waived CB Chris Carr.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/413079053923385344">December 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>No corresponding Saints moves on the NFL transaction wire.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/413079311604654080">December 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

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The waiving of CB Chris Carr is puzzling. Who, in addition to obviously a new kicker, might the Saints be bringing in this week? We may not find out until tomorrow after practice. As for who might replace Hartley, odds are it will be one of the kickers that the Saints brought in for workouts on November 12th.

The New Orleans Saints worked out a group of kickers Tuesday (Nov. 12th) including Neil Rackers, Shayne Graham and Derek Dimke, according to ESPN.

More tweets regarding this news:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Thank u <a href="https://twitter.com/GHartley5">@GHartley5</a> for everything u did as a saint!! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23xlivchamps&amp;src=hash">#xlivchamps</a></p>&mdash; Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) <a href="https://twitter.com/scottshanle/statuses/413081836806369280">December 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Payton has these players on notice right now.</p>&mdash; Sean Hatin (@JuanScroates) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuanScroates/statuses/413082361325449216">December 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Has to be a tough decision for Sean Payton. Season could now rest on leg of a player who hasn&#39;t been with them all year. So much at stake.</p>&mdash; Jeff Duncan (@JeffDuncan_) <a href="https://twitter.com/JeffDuncan_/statuses/413082631895412736">December 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> finally released PK Garrett Hartley. There was only so long Sean Payton could stick by him. Too many struggles too often.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/413083138160484352">December 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Payton had defended Hartley at every turn, gave him a shot time and again by either publicly defending him or bringing in mentor.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/413083356536901633">December 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Hartley should be remembered for what he did for the team and not his struggles. It was on his foot that team finished off Vikings in &#39;09.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/413083564012367872">December 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>As of now, the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> haven&#39;t announced another kicker. But there will be another corresponding move, obviously.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/413083721374240769">December 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Saints brought in several kickers, including Shayne Graham &amp; Neil Rackers, months ago during Hartley&#39;s original struggles. Could go that way</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/413083967869288448">December 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Not saying Hartley shouldn&#39;t have been cut. Way too inconsistent this season for team that needed consistency at the position.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/413085530343997440">December 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>But you do have to remember what he did for the franchise in the past in bidding adieu. Saints will go into final 2 games w/ new kicker...</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/413085694509060096">December 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>which could be interesting. More goes into kicking than just sweeping the leg. Timing on snap and holder are important, too.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/413085836444327936">December 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>No word on new kicker, but <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> worked out Derek Dimke, Shayne Graham, Brandon McManus, John Potter, Neil Rackers last month.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/413084810161029120">December 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Cut the guy that put you in the Super Bowl smh <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23saints&amp;src=hash">#saints</a></p>&mdash; Mike Karney (@Karney44) <a href="https://twitter.com/Karney44/statuses/413084202809053184">December 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Good god, will <a href="https://twitter.com/Karney44">@Karney44</a> ever stop crying about getting cut? What an insufferable bitch.</p>&mdash; Angry Who Dat (@angrywhodat) <a href="https://twitter.com/angrywhodat/statuses/413085558290669569">December 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

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