Saints cut linebacker Curtis Lofton, 90 percent recovered from shoulder scope

The New Orleans Saints have cut linebacker Curtis Lofton, a transaction that saves them $4 million against the salary cap. Although Lfofton was released with a failed physical designation after undergoing a voluntary shoulder arthroscopic procedure on Jan. 7, sources said the Saints acknowledged that he's 90 percent recovered and would get full clearance in two to three weeks. The failed physical designation is more about semantics than a legitimate health concern, per a source, and Dr. James Andrew says he would pass him on a physical now to sign with a team. The Saints attempted to trade Lofton. Now, they've saved over $4 million against the salary cap. Lofton was playing under a five-year, $27.5 million contract. Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun  
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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