Saints part ways with TE Thomas, CB Patrick
February 19, 2013
METAIRIE, La. (AP) - New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has cut veteran tight end David Thomas and third-year cornerback Johnny Patrick.
Loomis says releasing Thomas on Tuesday was an ``extremely difficult decision,'' given seven-year veteran's leadership and versatility, which allowed him to fill in at several spots, including fullback.
The 6-foot-3, 248-pound Thomas joined the Saints in a 2009 trade with New England. He missed much of 2011 because of two concussions, but returned in 2012 and played in 15 games, catching 11 passes for 86 yards and four touchdowns.
The 5-11, 191-pound Patrick was New Orleans' second third-round draft choice in 2011 and played in 24 games over two seasons with one start. He was credited with 29 tackles on defense and six on special teams.
The Associated Press News Service
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved
5-0 L5 G-Plays, 15-3 L3 Sundays
10-0 G-Play Run, 25-14 Overall TY
3-0 Sunday, 5-0 Over/Unders TY
5-1 L6 G-Plays, 16-6 L22 Picks
9-2 Record L2 NFL Sundays
3-0 Guarantees, 11-5 This Season
9-2 L11 G-Plays, 3-1 Mondays TY
5-1 Totals TY, 5-2 L7 Guarantees
9-2 Guarantees, 13-6 Overall TY
7-1 L8 G-Plays, 19-10 L29 Picks
7-3 Record Last 2 Sundays
3-0 G-Plays, 13-7 L3 Sundays
6-2 L8 G-Plays, 20-11 L31 Picks
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10%
off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20%
off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000
Member Plays each month!