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New Orleans Saints Release Jahri Evans, Ramon Humber, and David Hawthorne

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The New Orleans Saints continue to prepare for the offseason by cutting players and freeing up cap room.

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The Saints continue to make early cuts and have released guard Jahri Evans and linebackers David Hawthorne and Ramon Humber today, according the NFL transaction wire.

Evans has been with the team since being drafted in 2006 and ranks among the all-time greats in franchise history. He has been selected a six Pro Bowls during his career with the team. It is very likely the team could re-sign Evans to a more friendly contract.

Humber was the team's longest tenured defensive player up to this point.

The release of these three players will save the team about $4.35 million in cap space this year, but increase the Saints dead money total to somewhere near a ridiculous $28 million. Their leading the league in this stat by a mile.

The Saints also released wide receiver Seantavius Jones today.