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Saints release WR Brandon Marshall

Brandon Marshall's playoff drought likely will continue in 2018.

Marshall, who has played 178 regular-season games without ever having appeared in a playoff game during his 13-season career, was waived by the New Orleans Saints on Wednesday, a source told ESPN's Field Yates.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Marshall's 178 regular-season games without playing in a postseason game are ranked the ninth most all-time.

The veteran wide receiver, a six-time Pro Bowl selection, didn't appear in a game with the Saints after signing with the team last month after Dez Bryant suffered a season-ending Achilles injury.

Marshall's playoff drought, which is the ninth-longest in NFL history, appeared likely to end this season with the Saints (11-2) having clinched the NFC South title.

He began this season with the Seattle Seahawks, appearing in six games and catching 11 passes for 136 yards and a touchdown before he was released Nov. 1.

The Saints were Marshall's fourth team in two years and the seventh of his career. The 34-year-old veteran is 15th on the all-time list with 970 receptions and 22nd in receiving yards with 12,351. He also has 83 career touchdowns, and his six seasons of 100-plus receptions are the most in NFL history.