NEW ORLEANS—The Saints will cut defensive end Charles Grant Friday.
The team also announced it has waived linebacker Mark Simoneau and guard Jamar Nesbit.
Grant was a first round pick in 2002. The choice was acquired from Miami in the Ricky Williams trade.
Grant started 106 regular season games. In April of 2007, he signed a 7 year contract worth $63 million. $20 million of that deal was guaranteed.
Grant is 8th on the team's all time sacks list with 47.
He ended the past two seasons on injured reserve.