Two days after missing a 26-yard field goal that would have given the Saints a chance to make a furious comeback attempt vs. the Rams on Sunday, New Orleans cut kicker Garrett Hartley on Tuesday, according to multiple reports.

Hartley was in the midst of having the worst season of his career, making only 73 percent of his attempts. On Sunday, he missed the short field goal in the fourth quarter and had another blocked at the end of the first half.

"Listen, I think we're looking closely at every element," coach Sean Payton told reporters Monday. "You know, I told the players today in the team meeting we're looking closely at each aspect of this team. And not trying to read into my answer, I just think it's important for us to do that.

"Whether it's [the kicker], the tackle position, whether it's a player on defense, the one thing I know I don't want to do is just repeat the process over and over again. So we're gonna look closely at what our options are and what gives us the best chance as we get ready to play this coming week and then obviously one week remaining."

Previously this season, Hartley struggled through a rough November, and at one point, the team brought in five kickers, including Shayne Graham and Neil Rackers, to try out for Hartley's job. Obviously, the team kept Hartley instead.