Even though a trade seemed imminent, the New Orleans Saints shockingly released veteran CB Bradley Roby.
The former Super Bowl champion took to Twitter to thank the fans and show his love and support for the organization, making it all but clear that he was going to be released.
Goodluck to my brothers and the Saints fans y’all deserve to be winners ! #WhoDat ⚜️
— Bradley Roby (@BradRoby_1) August 29, 2023
Notably, Jordan Schultz had previously reported that multiple teams were keeping tabs on Roby.
Teams are calling about #Saints CB Bradley Roby, per league sources.
The Super Bowl champion has three career pick-sixes and could be on the move. New Orleans DC Joe Woods values Roby dating back to their #Broncos’ days, so the price would have to be right. pic.twitter.com/KLJ9iTpJ5H
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) August 29, 2023
The Saints had originally acquired him from the Houston Texans two years ago, and he served as their starting slot CB more often than not.
Roby hurt his ankle last season and missed some time, and he had one of the least impressive seasons of his career.
Even so, the 31-year-old veteran was going to cost just over $4 million against the cap, which is another of the reasons why his release was kind of shocking.
Roby entered the league as a first-round pick in 2014, spending the first five years of his career with the Denver Broncos before signing with the Texans.
He was a starter for the best part of his career, and he should gauge plenty of league-wide interest as a free agent.
Given his role as a slot cornerback with extensive experience in different types of defenses, Roby figures to have a market that will develop as soon as he becomes a free agent.NEXT: Analyst Details 1 Factor That Will Make Saints Legit Contenders