Saints cut Joey Harrington

Sept. 24, 2008 at 9:41 PM

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The New Orleans Saints released quarterback Joey Harrington Wednesday, ending what was a short stay with his fourth NFL team.

Harrington was the third player selected in the 2002 draft and spent four seasons with Detroit before brief tenures in Miami, Atlanta and New Orleans.

He was listed as the third-string quarterback with the Saints behind Drew Brees and Mark Brunell and became the victim of an injury suffered by tight end Jeremy Shockey.

New Orleans signed Sean Ryan to replace Shockey, who will be out of action for at least three weeks with a sports hernia. The Saints had to free up a roster spot to make room for Ryan and Harrington was considered expendable.

Harrington has played in 81 games and thrown for 14,693 yards with 79 touchdowns and 85 interceptions.

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