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Saints Relase Veteran DE Alex Brown

Veteran defensive end Alex Brown announced on Twitter that he had been released by the Saints.

“It saddens me to say that I have been released from the Saints because their [sic] a first class organization,” Brown wrote.

After being released by the Chicago Bears April, Brown signed a two-year, $5.75 million contract with the Saints. Brown started 16 games for the Saints last season, totaling 39 tackles and a pair of quarterback sacks, the lowest total of his nine-year career.

Brown was due $3 million in base salary this season.

In addition to Brown, the Saints have placed rookie wide receivers John Chiles and Jarred Fayson and safety DeAndre McDaniel on waivers.

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