New Orleans Saints release RB Deuce McAllister


NEW ORLEANS (AP) -The New Orleans Saints have released running back Deuce McAllister.

Team officials said Tuesday they have granted McAllister his release so he could seek offers from other teams.

McAllister has had reconstructive surgery on both knees and was due over $7 million next season from the Saints. The team is trying to player payroll in an effort to remain under the salary cap as free agency approaches.

He played a limited role in the Saints’ offense this past season with 107 carries for 418 yards.