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The New Orleans Saints released veteran tight end Alex Smith after he was signed nine days ago, according to reports.

Smith, 33, signed with the Saints last week after rookie tight end Jack Tabb was placed on injured reserve.

Smith was a third-round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2005. He played for the Cincinnati Bengals last season but played in only two games.

Smith was a starter in his first four seasons with the Bucs and has been a reserve since then, playing for the Philadelphia Eagles (2009), Cleveland Browns (2010-2012) and Bengals (2013-2014). He has 163 career receptions for 1,473 yards and 13 touchdowns.

The Saints also waived snapper Chris Highland on Sunday, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, after signing linebacker Justin Anderson.


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