Saints Cut Veteran Punter Thomas Morstead!
According to reports, salary cap requirements have forced the Saints to part ways with their longtime punter. Read on for more details on New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead being cut…
CelebnSports247.com reports that The New Orleans Saints announced the termination of 12-year veteran Thomas Morstead’s contract Thursday.
Punter Thomas Morstead was understandably emotional when he received the news and spoke with reporters following his release, which will save the cap space-needy Saints $2.5 million in 2021.
Thomas Morstead said:
I’m overwhelmed with gratitude and just thanks. The experience I’ve had with the Saints has been… There’s not one part of it that I would complain about. The whole thing has just been outstanding. And I’m obviously sad to be moving on from the team, but it’s not as if I haven’t prepared for this moment in a lot of different ways. But it is shocking.
In January he was shocked the season was over, what he didn’t know is two months later his 12-year career would come to an end as well.
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Morstead spent all 12 of his professional seasons with the Saints as their reliable punter, serving as a team captain since 2013 and reaching the Pro Bowl in 2012.
His production declined in 2020, though, finishing 32nd out of 34 qualifying punters in yards per punt. – NFL