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Report: Saints choose to part ways with safety Kenny Phillips

Aug 9, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles safety Kenny Phillips (21) along the sidelines during the third quarter against the New England Patriots at Lincoln Financial Field. The Patriots defeated the Eagles 31-22. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 9, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles safety Kenny Phillips (21) along the sidelines during the third quarter against the New England Patriots at Lincoln Financial Field. The Patriots defeated the Eagles 31-22. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints have wrapped up their final roster cuts, and one that probably caught the eye was a former New York Giant. As Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reported, the Saints decided to part ways with safety Kenny Phillips.

Phillips is 28, and was a first-round pick by the New York Giants back in 2008. The former Giant, who hasn't played in a regular season game since 2012, was a bit of a longshot to make the roster.

It was setting up to be a great story, as Garafolo explains, but the Saints chose to go in a different direction.

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