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Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Saints safety Vinnie Sunseri (43) makes a tackle on special teams of San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Bruce Ellington (10) in a NFL football game at the Superdome in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014.


New Orleans waived safety Vinnie Sunseri on Monday, bringing an end to his tenure with the Saints.

The safety landed on injured reserve with a broken arm after appearing in nine games as a rookie. He spent all of last season on the shelf with a knee injury suffered during the preseason.

His release means wide receiver Brandin Cooks is the last player remaining from the 2014 draft class, which also included cornerback Stanely Jean-Baptiste, linebackers Khairi Fortt and Ronald Powell and offensive tackle Tavon Rooks.

New Orleans also waived defensive lineman Tavaris Barnes on Monday.

Barnes was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Clemson following last year’s draft.

He made the team coming out of training camp and played in 13 games, finishing with five tackles.

The Saints also used undrafted rookie Bobby Richardson on the defensive line last season. Kaleb Eulls also appeared in four games as an undrafted player.

New Orleans is expected to be interested in adding defensive linemen during this week’s draft. Safety could also be a point of emphasis after losing Rafael Bush to the Detroit Lions earlier this offseason.