The New Orleans Saints released four-time Pro Bowl tight end Jeremy Shockey on Tuesday.
“Jeremy played an important role in helping our team bring a Super Bowl championship to New Orleans,” coach Sean Payton in a statement. “He contributed to the success of our offense, both as a pass-catcher and run blocker, and we’re appreciative of his efforts.”
Jimmy Graham is expected to move into the starting lineup with Shockey out of town. Graham has a ton of 2011 upside.