Saints are trading WR/return specialist Jalen Saunders to the New England Patriots for a conditional draft pick, per league source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 1, 2015
With the recent rise of Marcus Murphy in the kick return department, Saunders had become expendable. Which makes this move kind of surprising considering Saunders might have just been cut before the season starts and the Patriots might have been able to pick him up for free. So good for Payton and the front office for getting some value out of Saunders before it's too late. I'm also happy to see the Saints front office continuing the trend of stockpiling draft picks.
That is one less player the Saints need to cut today before the 3:00pm CST roster cut deadline. If Vinnie Sunseri is placed on IR, the Saints should have about 11 players they need to remove from the active roster today to get down to 75 players.