New Orleans Saints release guard Jahri Evans

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.

The Saints also cut linebackers David Hawthorne and Ramon Humber.

Evans joins safety William Moore and wideout Riley Cooper as the most recognizable players to get their walking papers on Monday.

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