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NFL Roster Cuts 2013: Saints Must Be Down to 53 Players by Saturday

Welcome to your Saints roster cuts tracker. All NFL teams must cut 22 players and trim their rosters down to just 53 players before the Saturday, August 31st at 6 p.m. EST deadline. Other important links: Saints Roster/Depth Chart I Final 53-Man Roster Projection.

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Saints Add Two to Practice Squad

It's official! The Saints have rounded out their practice squad to start the 2013 regular season. Read more about the final additions below.

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Saints Practice Squad Named

The New Orleans Saints have filled six of the eight available practice squad roster spots today with players they cut yesterday, including Ryan Griffin and Saalim Hakim.

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Saints Roster Cut Notables

As with every NFL team, the Saints had a few cuts The Nation didn't like as much as others. How did the Saints do cutting the roster to 53? Some notable cuts exist.

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Fleur-de-Links: Sunday, September 1

The Saints and the rest of the league had to bring their rosters down to 53 players by 6:00 pm Eastern yesterday, and the action was fast and furious, with a few surprises for some Saints fans.

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NFL Practice Squad Rules & Prediction Contest

With NFL teams able to set their eight-man practice squad rosters tomorrow, here are the rules and regulations, along with a nifty Saints prediction contest!

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Saints Final 53-Man Roster

The New Orleans Saints have made their final cuts and trimmed their roster down to the 53-man league maximum. Congratulations to all those players who made the team, and good luck to those not so fortunate. Bring on the Falcons!

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Saints Announce Final Roster Cuts

The New Orleans Saints have announced their final roster cuts of the 2013 preseason, including wide receiver Preston Parker, TE Michael Higgins and S Jerico Nelson.

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Saints Release Jay Richardson

The New Orleans Saints have surprisingly cut defensive end/outside linebacker Jay Richardson, one of the defensive standouts of the preseason.

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Saints Release Andrew Tiller

The New Orleans Saints have decided to part ways with one of their 2012 draft picks, guard Andrew Tiller.

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Saints Waive Keavon Milton

The New Orleans Saints have unsurprisingly waived tight end Keavon Milton.

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Saints Release Courtney Roby

The New Orleans Saints make their first surprising roster cut of 2013, releasing veteran wide receiver Courtney Roby after five years with the team. But who knows, he may be back again.

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Andy Tanner Makes Saints' Final Roster

So which receiver will now get cut? Preston Parker? Courtney Roby?

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Saints Waive Ryan Griffin

The Saints have decided to part ways with rookie quarterback Ryan Griffin out of Tulane. Will he be signed to the Saints practice squad?

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Saints Release Elliot Mealer

The Saints make another expected roster cut by releasing guard Elliot Mealer.

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Saints Waive Isaako Aitui

News of Saints roster cuts continue to trickle out as we learn the team has unsurprisingly waived nose tackle Isaako Aaitui.

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Saints Release Cornerback Chris Carr

The Saints begin their 2013 roster cuts be releasing cornerback Chris Carr, according to Carr's agent.

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Source: Vilma to Make Saints' Final Roster

A source tells The Advocate that Jonathan Vilma will be on the Saints' 53-man roster, that he's getting healthy, and that he may even be ready to play the season opener against the Atlanta Falcons.

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Saints Roster Cuts 2013 Tracker

Keep this post handy over the next two days as we wait for the Saints to make their 22 final cuts and trim their roster down to just 53 players before the Saturday 6 p.m. EST deadline.

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Saints Waive Martin, Toone; Morgan, Smith to IR

No real surprises as the Saints cut down their roster to the NFL maximum 75 players by waiving Eric Martin, Tim Toone and Akwasi Owusu-Ansah. Will Smith, Joe Morgan and Chris Chamberlain were all placed on injured reserve.

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Fleur-de-Links: Saints News 8/21/13

The former no. 2 overall pick in the 2009 draft (Rams) was outplayed by both Charles Brown and rookie Terron Armstead in Saints training camp and preseason. Good luck to him. In other more alarming news, Pro-Bowl guard Jahri Evans missed practice today due to an undisclosed ailment. Pardon me while I assume the worst and soil myself. Let's hope it's only minor and he returns to practice tomorrow.

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Fleur-de-Links: Saints News 8/19/13

Anyone that's been watching the Saints in preseason action over the past two weeks can't possibly be surprised by this news. For whatever reason, Wallace looked absolutely horrible against the Raiders last week. I truly felt bad for him. He looked lost out there. On the other hand, Luke McCown looked very good the week before against the Chiefs. Sure, McCown isn't exactly Drew Brees, but of the two veteran QBs signed by the Saints to back up no. 9, McCown is clearly the better choice. Rookie Ryan Griffin (even he looked much better than Wallace!) is most likely headed to the practice squad for further development as Coach Payton's next QB project. UPDATE: Steve Breaston, Patrick Crayton and many other players were also released. See below for details.

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