Saints cut the Deuce loose

New Orleans releases the veteran running back

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 2:51pm

The New Orleans Saints cut ties with veteran running back Deuce McAllister today by releasing him.

It comes as no surprise that New Orleans would part ways with the runner. McAllister's was owed more than $5 million this fall and the Saints had to decide how much he was worth. Their options were to either cut his salary or release him.

Deuce says that he still has the "itch to play."

The Saints missed the playoffs and finished last in the NFC South in 2008.