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Saints Release Veteran S Kenny Phillips

Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports that the Saints are releasing veteran S Kenny Phillips on Tuesday.

This is likely to make room for P Brandon Fields, who signed to a contract this afternoon.

Phillips, 28, is a former first-round pick of the Giants back in 2008. He spent five years with the Giants before he departed for a free agent contract with the Eagles.

New Orleans elected to give him another shot back in December of last year when they signed him to a future/reserve contract. However, Phillips was among their roster cuts.

The Saints wound up bringing him back a few weeks ago and he has appeared in three games, recording 12 total tackles for them.