The Saints have parted ways with cornerback Mike McKenzie.

The Saints cut McKenzie today, saving the team 4 million dollars plus in salary cap space.

McKenzie was acquired from the Packers in 2004 for a second round draft pick. He recorded 12 interceptions with the Saints in 5 years, and was regarded as the team's best defensive back.

McKenzie's release was not unexpected. He suffered two major knee injuries the past two seasons. A Saints spokesman confirmed McKenzie's release.

Ed Daniels