Running back and fourth-round draft choice Antonio Pittman was among the last dozen players released by the New Orleans Saints on Saturday.
Also cut was quarterback Tyler Palko, although he appeared to be a strong candidate for the team's practice squad if he clears waivers.
The Saints cut 11 other players.
They made defensive end Anton Palepoi an immediate free agent while placing 10 others on waivers along with Pittman and Palko.
Once players clear waivers, the Saints may elect to sign up to eight of them back onto their practice squad. Palko is a likely candidate, given that New Orleans now has only two quarterbacks on its active roster.
Also waived by the Saints on Saturday were safety Curry Burns, guard Tim Duckworth, fullback Kevin Dudley, defensive end Willie Evans, wide receiver Tramain Hall, cornerback and fifth-round draft choice David Jones, linebacker Marvin Mitchell, cornerback Anwar Phillips, safety Chris Reis and guard Dave Yovanovits.
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