The New Orleans Saints have released linebacker and defensive captain Curtis Lofton, who confirmed the news to NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on Monday.It was about this time last year that "Cap Hell" caused the Saints to release Roman Harper and Malcolm Jenkins and then everybody freaked out. But then they turned around and signed Jairus Byrd and we all laughed hi five. "Cap Hell" didn't exist. What an absurd thing to have worried about.
"Being released," Lofton said via text message.
He was reportedly on the trading block last week, but the Saints apparently found no takers.
Lofton would have counted $9.25 million against the cap in 2015 and had a $4.5 roster bonus due in a few days. The move will save the Saints $4.25 million in 2015 or $7.25 million if Lofton is designated as a post-June 1 release.
And then Byrd played 2 games before getting hurt while Jenkins and Harper logged something like 500 pick-6es between them last season and the Saints finished 7-9.
Anyway, tomorrow the Saints will sign some dude and "Cap Hell" won't exist again.