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Jones, the Giants safety who nearly lost his leg in a car accident just months after he was drafted in 2010, was waived by the team on Monday after experiencing what his agent called “a minor setback” in his recovery.

The union claims NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell doesn’t have the authority to hand out discipline for player conduct that occurred before the current collective bargaining agreement was finalized last August.

Carmichael’s mentor for the last six seasons has been Saints head coach Sean Payton, who has been suspended for a month with another eight months to go for his role in the team’s bounty scandal.

However, just as Spagnuolo has moved on from St. Louis, so too has he opted to look ahead rather than back at what the New Orleans defense hasn’t done. He made that clear to the players the first time he met with them.

“We’re going to throw the volume of offense at them that we would in a normal week,’’ offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr. said. “It won’t be any different in that aspect.”

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