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Saints Release Jeremy Shockey

I'm aware that many Falcons fans do not like Jeremy Shockey, so passing along this news seemed like the decent thing to do.

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?