Unfortunately, losing Shockey isn't going to put a dent in the team's armor. He was beyond awful when he wasn't hurt last season. The Saints were a better team when rookie Jimmy Graham was on the field, no question. Too bad they had to go and release creaky ol' Shockey.
This might signal the start of a bit of a youth movement in New Orleans, where it's definitely needed. The team is hardly old, but guys like Shockey are essentially dead weight on a team that need to re-tool its defense a little bit to keep its perennial contender status intact.
That's your NFC South news for the week, barring Jimmy Clausen exploding. What say you?