Saints cut 3-year starter, 3-time Pro Bowl guard Warford

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By BRETT MARTEL

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have cut three-time Pro Bowl right guard Larry Warford. Warford’s three-year run as a Saints starter was cast into doubt by the club’s decision to select interior lineman Cesar Ruiz in the first round of the recent NFL draft only one year after using a second-round pick on interior lineman Erik McCoy. Saints general manager Mickey Loomis on Friday announced the decision to cut Warford. The seven-year veteran out of Kentucky started all 44 games in which he played for New Orleans since signing a four-year contract worth $34 million in 2017.