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Finally we reach the most controversial cut of them all. No, not Matt Giardano. I'm talking about Reggie....(must refuse urge) Bush. There, I said it.
The Saints are on the hook for $11.8 million for the third-string specialist, Bush. Just let that sink in for a moment. Anyways, releasing Reggie Bush would allow us to reach out to two players I think could be great contributors to the team.
One would be Dawan Landry of Baltimore, who earned a reported $1.75 million last year. Landry would compete with Roman Harper for a starting job, which I think he would earn, and bring a physical presence as well as provide depth to the position.
The last player I think the Saints should reach out to is Kurt Rocco of the Cleveland Gladiators. Who? Kurt Rocco is a former quarterback for the Mount Union Purple Raiders and is currently throwing touchdowns for the Arena League team, Cleveland Gladiators.
Rocco is responsible for putting such guys as Pierre Garcon and Cecil Shorts on the map (a very small map). The last time I checked Rocco was up to 68 touchdowns with only 14 picks on the very small field of the arena league.
Kurt would provide Chase Daniels some competition for the back up job in New Orleans and would instantly show Sean Canfield the door to the open market.
As you can see, releasing Reggie Bush, Alex Brown and Randall Gay would not only free up roster spots, but also roster spots that could be better utilized and at a cheaper price. Releasing said players would free up a total of $18.8 million dollars and give us some breathing room for free-agency spending.