Saints release veteran receiver Marshall

Updated: December 12, 2018, 8:52 PM ET
Associated Press

METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints have released veteran receiver Brandon Marshall, who had not been active on game day since signing one month ago.

Marshall's release made room on the roster for tight end Erik Swoope, whom New Orleans has claimed off of waivers from Indianapolis.

The 34-year-old Marshall, who has eight 1,000-plus-yard seasons in his career, has now been cut by two teams this season. After missing much of 2017 with ankle and toe injuries, Marshall began this season with Seattle and was released after seven games.

Swoope began his career with the Colts in 2015. In 2016 he played in 16 games and made 15 catches for 297 yards and a touchdown. However, he spent all of 2017 on injured reserve because of a knee injury.

This season, Swoope had played in seven games for the Colts, catching eight passes for 87 yards and three TDs.

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