Saints Cut Matt Shaughnessy

The Saints have parted ways with veteran defender Matt Shaughnessy after a short stay on the roster, as the club has released the DE/LB, tweets Josh Katzenstein of Shaughnessy had just signed with New Orleans earlier this month.Matt Shaughnessy (Vertical)

Shaughnessy, 29, didn’t appear in the NFL last season after spending the first six years of his career with the Raiders and Cardinals. In 75 career games (48 starts), Shaughnessy has picked up 144 tackles, 18.5 sacks, four fumble recoveries, and three forced fumbles. The Saints got an up-close look at the veteran edge defender, having auditioned him in both May and June.

The Saints are slated to meet with another versatile front seven defender — former Brown Paul Kruger — later today.

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