The New Orleans Saints are releasing linebacker Kwon Alexander and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, according to multiple reports.
The Saints traded a fifth-round draft pick to acquire the former San Francisco 49er last season. Alexander missed the postseason after suffering an achilles injury. He started in seven games for New Orleans.
Sanders joined the Saints last offseason. He recorded 61 receptions for 726 yards and five touchdowns.
The Saints also restructured the contracts of safety Malcolm Jenkins and offensive lineman Andrus Peat on Wednesday.
With the recent moves, the Saints are about $31 million over the salary cap, according to NewOrleans.Football’s Nick Underhill.