Saints add Evans, cut veteran FB Karney

Updated: March 5, 2009, 9:37 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- Mike Karney was getting ready for the rehearsal dinner for his wedding he received some disturbing news: The New Orleans Saints had cut him.

The Saints signed free agent fullback Heath Evans to a two-year contract on Thursday and released Karney.

"The writing was on the wall for a long time," Karney said. "I didn't play much this year. They wanted to go in a different direction. There's nothing wrong with that. I can still play and play at a high level. I'm confident ...

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