Saints Release Two Veterans

The Saints on Monday waived quarterback Jeff Lewis and tight end Johnny Mitchell.

Lewis was a five-year veteran free agent brought in during the off-season. Mitchell, also a five-year veteran, was brought in last year as a free agent. Team officials said they waived them early so they could have the chance to try to make it onto another team.

The rest of the team practiced Monday in the gym at Nicholls State because of lightening. Head Coach Jim Haslett said they will practice twice Tuesday and canceled Wednesday's walk-through. The players will hold meetings in the morning and break camp in the afternoon.