July 29, 2011

Saints release Gay, Arnoux, Kyle

The Saints released the following players on Friday as training camp opened.

CB Randall Gay was released in a cost-savings move, clearing $5 million in salary cap space for 2011. Gay, seven years out of LSU, entered the league with New England and won a Super Bowl in 2004 as a rookie. He signed in 2008 with the Saints to be a veteran stabilizer in a young secondary, started 13 games in 2008 and was mostly a nickel back as he won a second Super Bowl with the Saints in 2009. Gay was lost after four games last season due to a concussion, the latest in a series of concussions for Gay.

The Saints also cut LB Stanley Arnoux, who failed his pre-training camp physical and is still rehabbing his Achilles' injury suffered in November 2010.

Long snapper Jason Kyle was waived after failing his physical.

Eight Saints in all failed their pre-camp physicals, also including second year LT Charles Brown (hamstring), P Thomas Morstead (toe), RB Chris Ivory (foot), CB Tracy Porter (knee), DE Greg Romeus (knee) and G Carl Johnson (hamstring).

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