Saints Roster Cuts Coming Soon

August 25, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive end Akiem Hicks (76) rushes against Houston Texans offensive guard Andrew Gardner (66) during the second half of a preseason game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Texans 34-27. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

The New Orleans Saints actually have until 4pm EST Monday afternoon to cut their roster down to 75 players from their current total of 90, but they may not wait that long to announce their decisions.

Last year at this time the Saints announced cuts the day of the deadline but the impression I got from interim head coach Joe Vitt's post-game press conference is that they'd be making their cuts today, ahead of schedule. At least some of them anyway.

So make the jump for a list of players I think we can reasonably expect to see get cut from the team or placed on IR either today or tomorrow. You probably haven't heard much about any of these guys. Then feel free to share your thoughts on who you think the Saints might get rid of during this first round of roster cuts.

QB Luke McCown

WR Kevin Hardy

WR Derek Moye

TE Dereck Schouman

G Paul Fenaroli

T Aderious Simmons

C Brian Folkerts

DE Alex Daniels

DE Donavan Robinson

DT Swanson Miller

LB Lawrence Wilson

LB Aaron Tevis

FS Johnny Thomas

CB Nick Hixson

CB Kamaal McIlwain

WR Nick Toon - IR

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