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Linebacker Curtis Lofton, released by the New Orleans Saints on Monday, said being cut "sucks," but he won't be discouraged.

He also thanked fans, his teammates and the Bensons for his time with the team.

Lofton, 28, hasn't missed a game in seven years in the NFL and said he doesn't play to stop playing. Whoever signs him will get "one hell of a ball player," he wrote.

Here is the full text of his message, which was posted originally on his Twitter account.

"A man is measured by what it takes to discourage him!

"I WON'T BE DISCOURAGED!

"Being released sucks, but I have many reasons to count my blessings and look on the brighter side. I got to play and lay it all on the line for THE WHO DAT NATION for three great years. You guys will always be a part of me. Thank you!

"To my former teammates - WEIRD saying that - we had our ups and downs over our three years playing together. But I can walk away knowing that I'm going to have friendships that I'll take to my grave. Thank you, guys!

"To the Bensons, coaches and Saints organization, thanks for giving a country boy a chance to play in N'awlins!



"Lastly, I will take my passion, my love to compete and love for this great game elsewhere. I can assure you that whatever team I end up with will get one hell of a ball player. I've just got to trust God and know he's in control. When he orders our steps, all he asks for us to do is follow - and that's what I'm going to do! ✌️"

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Re: Curtis Lofton to New Orleans Saints fans: 'I got to play for Who Dat Nation for 3 great years'

Good luck to him.
I still think hr can play at this level,needs better players round him and for less money
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He looks small next to Ryan....but I guess everybody does.
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What a classy way to go out. Big difference than how he went out in Atlanta.
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Classy words from a respectable guy, wish him all the best for the future.
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we had our ups and downs over our three years playing together
Part that stands out to me. Hint of the inside locker room turmoil that has been rumored?
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Or maybe it's just because we've had up and down results the past few years on defense. Top 5 to bottom 5.
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thanks for all he did here. do not regret signing him one bit.

going to miss yet another solid locker room player on this team

maybe it is a blessing for him? let see how this off season unfolds before i start ripping Rob again
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Class comments. Sounds like a guy trying not to burn bridges. Smart.
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Re: Curtis Lofton to New Orleans Saints fans: 'I got to play for Who Dat Nation for 3 great years'

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Part that stands out to me. Hint of the inside locker room turmoil that has been rumored?
I didn't read that into it at all. The ups and downs he was talking about were on the field in success and failure from what I gathered.
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