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New Orleans Saints 2017 roster cuts tracker

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The Saints have a long way to go to get to 53 players, but they have until Saturday afternoon to do so.

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The New Orleans Saints and the rest of the 31 NFL teams have until 3:00 p.m. CT on Saturday to trim their rosters to 53 players. The league voted to eliminate the 75-man cut down, so there will be a lot of player movement over the next two days. Head coach Sean Payton said in his post game presser on Thursday night that the Saints will make cuts over Friday and Saturday. From our count, we had 89 players entering this thing.

Go here to keep up with final cuts on Saturday.

Cuts/Roster Moves Made

[4:54 p.m.] Tony McDaniel, DT (transaction report)

[4:38 p.m.] Damian Swann, CB; Erik Harris, S; Elijah Mitchell, CB; Justin Zimmer, DT; De’Quan Hampton, WR (source)

[4:34 p.m.] Bryan Braman, LB and Corey Fuller, WR to IR (source)

[4:29 p.m.] Willie Snead suspended by NFL for three games (story)

[4:08 p.m.] Malik Foreman, CB (source); Braedon Bowman, TE (source)

[3:57 p.m.] Jonathan Walton, LB (source)

[3:56 p.m.] Audie Cole, LB (source)

[3:55 p.m.] Jerry Ugokwe, OT (source)

[3:45 p.m.] Khalif Barnes, OT (source)

[3:37 p.m.] Ashaad Mabry, DT (source)

[3:25 p.m.] Michael Mauti, LB (source)

Aug. 29 - Justin Drescher, LS(Injury Settlement) *Jon Dorenbos acquired via trade

Aug. 28 - Jason Jones, DL

Other Notable Roster Notes

[1:51 p.m.] Sterling Moore says he’ll be ready for Week 1

[8:59 a.m.] Nate Stupar dealing with hamstring injury, hopes to be ready for Week 1

Important NFL dates over the weekend

*All times central

  • Saturday, September 2, 3:00 PM.: Roster needs to be cut down to 53 players
  • Sunday, September 3, 11:00 AM: NFL waiver wire claims will be revealed at some point after this time frame
  • Sunday, September 3, 12:00 PM: 10-man practice squads can start to be formed, the Saints were granted an exemption to have an 11th player (Alex Jenkins)

While we wait for moves to be made, here’s a few important links to check out:

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