New Orleans Saints fans disappointed over the team's release of running back Pierre Thomas _lowres

New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas (23) moves as Atlanta Falcons free safety Dwight Lowery (20) defends during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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"Say it ain't so! @Pierre_Thomas" tweeted Trae Roberts.

But in the end it was so.

The NFL-salary cap strapped New Orleans Saints cut long-time running back and fan favorite Pierre Thomas on Wednesday, and the result was a flood of emotions from the team's fans ranging from disbelief to sadnes to outrage.