Saints To Release FB John Kuhn

The Saints will release fullback John Kuhn, according to Field Yates of ESPN.com (Twitter link).John Kuhn (vertical)

New Orleans had already parted ways with Zach Line earlier this weekend, so the club currently has no fullbacks on the roster and only three tight ends. That could be a temporary arrangement, as Mike Triplett of ESPN.com tweets, and the Saints could search for another fullback/tight end type in the coming days. Indeed, Josh Katzenstein of the Times Picayune reports (Twitter link) that Kuhn could soon be re-signed.

Last season, Kuhn played on roughly a quarter of the Saints’ defensive snaps and a quarter of the club’s special teams plays. In that time, Kuhn rushed 18 times for only 37 yards, but scored four touchdowns. He also added 16 receptions.

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6 comments on “Saints To Release FB John Kuhn

  1. philwauke

    they had to make room for some other signees and he’s a 4 year veteran and doesn’t have to go through waivers. he isn’t going anywhere

    • Polish Hammer

      Veterans that are vested will be locked in to a guaranteed contract if on the roster for week one. Guys like this will often get signed after week 1, then the team has a lot more flexibility and can sign and release week to week with no guarantees. Additionally, he has proven valuable enough that he pulls a decent salary which then makes him expendable as the teams would rather pinch pennies and replace him with a TE/H back type they can plug in. Then when they need those tough yards and a true FB they miss him, see the Giants and Henry Hynoski. Shame these guys have gone the way of the enforcer in hockey.

  2. JT19

    Amazing that Kuhn played 25% of his snaps on defense. Two-way player alert lol.

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