The New Orleans Saints have cut punter Thomas Morstead, who was a rookie when the franchise won its only Super Bowl and then played 11 more seasons. Morstead, whose contract paid an average annual salary of about $3.96 million, said he understands that as one of the highest paid players at his position, "the expectation is that you're playing at an elite level — and I didn’t do that." Morstead appeared in all 16 regular-season games last season and had a net punting average of 41.7 yards, with 23 punts landing inside-the-20 yard line.
The New Orleans Saints cut eightyear veteran tight end and special teams regular Josh Hill on Wednesday and also voided the contract of Jared Cook, who was due to become a free agent this offseason.
Mayock is saying the right things in public. But if he's not exploring a Wilson trade in private, he's not doing his job.