The New Orleans Saints officially waived G Collin Buchanan with a “left squad” designation on Friday.
Saints HC Sean Payton explained Saturday that he spoke with Buchanan this week and he said he was ready to pursue things other than football, per Nick Underhill.
Buchanan, 21, just recently signed on with the Saints as an undrafted free agent out of Miami of Ohio. However, it appears as though he plans to shift gears and focus on a different career.
During his four-year college career, Buchanan appeared in 45 games and started 33. He earned second-team All-MAC honors last season after starting 12 games for the Red Hawks.