The Saints relieved three players of their duties before the city New Orleans celebrated Mardi Gras.
Veteran guard Jahri Evans was released by the team on Monday. The six-time Pro Bowler was due $3 million if he was still on the roster on Wednesday. Evans, 32, has been in New Orleans since 2006. He was a four-time first-team All-Pro selection and started 153 games with the Saints. The guard signed a seven-year, $56.7 million contract with New Orleans in 2010.