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Danno 02-19-2013 02:43 PM

Holder: Saints Cut Dave Thomas, Johnny Patrick
 
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@LarryHolder: #Saints have released TE David Thomas and waived CB Johnny Patrick, via league source.

The Saints have made a pair of cuts, one for financial reasons and one of the more traditional variety.

According to Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Saints released tight end David Thomas and waived cornerback Johnny Patrick.

Thomas is a good second tight end, but he was due $1.5 million in base salary this year, and a $200,000 roster bonus.

Patrick, a 2011 third-round pick, started just one game in two seasons. Hes subject to waivers, but Thomas is now free to find new employment.

The Saints are still significantly over the salary cap, and more releases are inevitable before the start of free agency.

Saints cut David Thomas, Johnny Patrick | ProFootballTalk

mutineer10 02-19-2013 02:46 PM

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I'd have liked to keep J. Patrick around, he seemed to have some potential. We can find another D. Thomas just about anywhere.

Danno 02-19-2013 02:47 PM

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I liked what I saw out of Higgins, and Patrick went from OTA darling to Gone Pecan.

I'm guessing Dave Thomas may just retire due to his concussion probs?

saintfan 02-19-2013 02:49 PM

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Championship

Danno 02-19-2013 02:49 PM

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Originally Posted by mutineer10 (Post 480672)
I'd have liked to keep J. Patrick around, he seemed to have some potential.

It was an eye-opener for me when Marquis Johnson (a journeyman CB at best) came into camp and out-performed every CB on our roster.

I still think its mostly Spags related but that was an eye opener for sure.

jnormand 02-19-2013 02:53 PM

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Didn't Patrick play like **** last season? Oh wait....that was our entire secondary...or was that our entire DEFENSE?

lee909 02-19-2013 02:54 PM

I wonder if that's any indication we are going CB in the draft early.I'd love to see at least one 6'+ physical CB drafted.

Danno 02-19-2013 02:55 PM

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Originally Posted by jnormand (Post 480677)
Didn't Patrick play like **** last season? Oh wait....that was our entire secondary...or was that our entire DEFENSE?

Yes, yes, and yes.

dizzle88 02-19-2013 02:56 PM

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Johnny patrick never showed any improvement, corey white struggled early but got it together and i believe elbert mack played the best out of all our corners in very limited playing time

Its a shock we would cut patrick to say how high the coaching staff were on him, maybe he had attitude problems or the coaches just thought he was the weak link

papz 02-19-2013 03:01 PM

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While I was never a fan of the Johnny Patrick pick, I'm pretty surprised we gave up on him so quickly. I understand a good part had to do with the cap pickle, but it certainly sends a strong message to everyone else at the same time.


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