Saints to release FB Karney

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

This shouldn't come as a big surprise because the Saints have been shopping for fullbacks in free agency. But a league source said the Saints will release incumbent starter Mike Karney.

He's been with the Saints since 2004 and was known for his blocking ability. But the Saints soured on Karney for some reason and they've been looking at free agents Heath Evans (New England) and Leonard Weaver (Seattle).

Look for New Orleans to sign either Evans or Weaver soon.