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New Orleans Saints cut RB Deuce McAllister

For the second time in two days, financial considerations cause an NFL team to cut loose one of its stars.

The New Orleans Saints, as expected, parted ways with long-time running back Deuce McAllister by giving him his release Tuesday.

McAllister’s release comes one day after the Jacksonville Jaguars cut the franchise’s all-time leading running back, Fred Taylor. With a $7.5 million cap number and McAllister owed more than $5 million this fall, the Saints figured to either cut his salary or release him.

A news conference was scheduled for Tuesday.

His release puts the Saints under the $123 million salary cap.


In eight seasons in New Orleans, McAllister rushed for 6,096 yards on 1,429 carries.

A team has to do what they have to do to stay within the cap. I just don’t think fans appreciate their favorite players getting cut for this reason only. What can we do about it?

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