Linebacker Scott Fujita had one foot at the door in New Orleans and it was just a matter of time before he was released or signed with another team that was willing to pay him more money.
The latter of the two has happened, Fujita is officially a Cleveland Brown after agreeing to a multi-year deal with the perpetually struggling club.
Fujita is entering his ninth season in the NFL playing for the Kansas City Chiefs before moving on to the Cowboys for one season in 2005. Fujita was swayed by Sean Payton, then offensive coordinator in Dallas, to follow him to New Orleans in 2006.
In his four years as a Saint he was a relatively rugged linebacker rarely missing time. He has recorded 330 tackles, 13 pass deflections, 4 interceptions and 6 force fumbles as a member of the black and gold.
However his production had declined over the last few seasons prompting talks of the Saints needing to replace him with a younger, more athletic linebacker in the draft or free agency.
Now that he is officially gone the Saints are now allowed to pursue a free agent linebacker if they so desire. Not that the Saints are interested but free agent linebacker Keith Bulluck is still out there and is arguably the best currently available.
Follow the New Orleans Saints through whodatdish.com at twitter.com/whodatdish.
Subscribe to who dat dish via RSS feed to get all your Saints news here