Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas
Patten, 34, is expendable because the Saints have a group of talented young receivers in Marques Colston, Lance Moore and Robert Meachem. More importantly, the Saints freed up $3 million by cutting Patten. They had been about $4.6 million above the salary cap. The next question is whether running back Deuce McAllister will follow Patten out the door.