The Saints aren't wasting any time trimming down to the necessary 53-man roster. And with more than 25 roster spots to eliminate, who can blame them.
Apparently the earlier reports of Chris Ivory being placed on injured reserve are not true and he's actually been placed on the PUP list. That's better news.
Also incredibly surprising are the release of both Chris Reis and Pierson Prioleau. Right now that leaves just Jonathan Amaya and Isa Abdul-Quddus behind Malcolm Jenkins and Roman Harper. Perhaps moving Leigh Torrence to safety is a definite possibility.
The Saints have also parted ways with both tight ends Tyler Lorenzen and Tory Humphrey, meaning the team is only two deep at the position with Jimmy Graham and David Thomas, unless Michael Higgins has made the team, which would be a surprise. Still on the roster are both fullbacks however, Jed Collins and Korey Hall, though that could change soon.
By my count there should be nine more cuts/moves to be made get the roster down to 53.
A full list is after the jump.
Larry Holder is a tweeting machine and he's got all the info:
More from @caplannfl: Moved DE Greg Romeus from active/NFI list to reserve/NFI list. Released OTs Jordan Black and George Foster.
More from @caplannfl: Released - S Quincy Butler, TE Tory Humphrey, CB Trumaine McBride, Ss Pierson Prioleau and Chris Reis.
More from @caplannfl: Waived RB Chris Ivory from IR w: injury settlement. Waived TE Tyler Lorenzen, LB Roberson, DT Larimore, WR Billings.
I'm also hearing like @miketripletttp that the Ivory/IR news isn't correct and that Ivory is actually on the PUP list via a league source.
S - Chris Reis
SS - Pierson Prioleau
T - Jordan Black
T - George Foster
CB - Quincy Butler
TE - Tory Humphrey
CB - Trumain McBride
TE - Tyler Lorenzen
LB - Dwight Roberson
DT - Dexter Larimore
WR - Montez Billings
RB - Chris Ivory
DE - Greg Romeus
Placed on IR
WR - Joe Morgan
S - Paul Oliver
RB - Patrick Cobbs
CB - Fabian Washington