Pro Football Talk unsuccessfully tried to create some drama for the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday ahead of final roster cuts.
The major national media outlet put out an article on Tuesday morning that noted that offseason free agent addition Tyrann Mathieu had deleted a “cryptic tweet” and also removed all references to the Saints from his Twitter account.
But there’s currently a vague question lingering. He tweeted on Monday night, and then deleted, this sentiment: “The only job where youth beats out experience without actually being better.” Roughly an hour later, he said this: “HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHA.”
Meanwhile, all references to the Saints are gone from his Twitter page. We’ve seen that enough in recent years from other players to know that it almost always has meaning.
PFT jumped to the conclusion that Mathieu was in danger of being released by the Saints.
That was nowhere close to the case.
Shortly after the article went live, NFL insider Dov Kleiman reported that Mathieu’s tweets had nothing to do with the Saints.
Mathieu later gave PFT an explanation for his “cryptic tweet”. It was in response to the release of Tony Jefferson from the Baltimore Ravens.
Jefferson and Mathieu were teammates with the Arizona Cardinals for several seasons.
Mathieu has informed PFT that his deleted tweet (“the only job where youth beats out experience without actually being better”) was about the release of Tony Jefferson and “had nothing to do with me or Saints”.
Nice try, PFT. But your drama will have to wait until another day.
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