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Saints Release Special Teams Ace Nate Stupar

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Nate likely a roster casualty to make room for Mike Gillislee.

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints are reportedly releasing training camp stand out Nate Stupar, according to Mike Triplett, ESPN NFL Nation reporter. Stupar is coming off a ACL tear from the 2017 season.

Nate had an impressive training camp, rehabbing from a torn ACL that sacrificed most of his 2017 season, missing 11 games. In the last preseason game against the Rams he proved his worth racking up 7 tackles, 3 sacks, a fumble recovery and a interception.

After the game it was reported the Saints were making calls around the league to see if there was any interest for Stupar’s services. He was later released this week failing to find any suitors. This move just shows how deep this Saints roster and linebacking corps is. Stupar shouldn't have any problem finding another opportunity after being cut by the Saints. The Saints signed running back Mike Gillislee and needed to cut a player to get back down to the 53 man roster limit.