The end of the work week brought the end for two players that were on the roster for the New Orleans Saints not long ago.
The Saints officially announced that defensive tackle Mitch King was released on Friday. Reports are that King wasn’t claimed by any team and cleared waivers, so he’s free to sign with anyone who wants him.
King entered the league in 2009 as an undrafted free agent out of Iowa. He has spent time with the Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts and St. Louis Rams mainly as a practice squad player.
That was his role with the Saints this past season but showed flashes during the preseason and developed a cult following, some thinking he could eventually crack the 53 man roster
King was also known as “Mama’s Boy” because of the same words tattooed on his left and right biceps, which he would flash after a good play.
If he isn’t claimed by any team between now and training camp, King could possibly see a return to the Saints if there are any position changes or there is an injury.