Saints cut Jeremy Shockey
The New Orleans Saints are cutting ties with tight end Jeremy Shockey.
Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that the Saints are terminating Shockey’s contracts.
Shockey has long been a favorite of Saints coach Sean Payton, who was the Giants’ offensive coordinator in 2002, when Shockey was the Giants’ first-round draft pick. So in that respect this move may seem like a surprise.
But the Saints loved the production that rookie tight end Jimmy Graham had in 2010, so it’s not a shock that Shockey is being let go to make room for Graham as the new No. 1 tight end in New Orleans.