The New Orleans Saints released two veteran receivers who had been signed earlier this month: Steve Breaston and Patrick Crayton.
The two had been signed after Joe Morgan went down with a torn anterior-cruciate ligament.
But they did not last long.
Breaston had 61 catches for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2011, when he started 13 games. But he had just seven receptions in four starts for the Chiefs last year.
Crayton had 23 catches for the San Diego Chargers in 2011, but did not play in an NFL game in 2012.
Cutting Breaston and Crayton represents a vote of confidence for young Saints receivers Kenny Stills and Nick Toon.
"There's certain guys you bring in and you want to look at and make sure that they've got an idea of what you do offensively. Then, possibly during the season, if something should arise then they are a player that you could potentially sign and they know exactly (what) the system (is)," said Saints coach Sean Payton. "That being said, the younger guys have done some good things. (Marques) Colston is getting close to being back. We'll just keep developing and working with the guys that we have right now."