Veteran tight end Jake Stoneburner and former Tulane defensive end Royce LaFrance were cut by the New Orleans Saints on Monday.

LaFrance has been on and off the Saints roster since the draft last summer, and he spent some time on the practice squad last season before signing a reserve/futures contract in January.

Stoneburner, who was signed to the practice squad after a rash of injuries at the position last season, wrote a statement on the release and posted it to his Twitter account.

"Got released today by the Saints," Stoneburner said. "NFL is hard business, man, and doesn't make much sense. Life goes on and everything happens for a reason!! Might be time to join Stoneburner Wealth!! Looking forward to the future and whatever it holds!"

Stoneburner Wealth Management is an Ohio business run by Stoneburner's father, Mark. A 27-year-old who played in 20 NFL games with the Green Bay Packers and Miami Dolphins, Stoneburner wasn't put on the Saints' active roster last season.

New Orleans has a deep group of veterans at the position now that Michael Hoomanawanui and Josh Hill are on their way back from injury to play with Coby Fleener and John Phillips. 

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