It’s another crazy time across the NFL, as the New Orleans Saints and the rest of the league face final cuts time. The preseason officially ended on Thursday night, and the roster cut down moves are underway. Some 1,200 players are about to see their season end, with a small percentage hopeful to land elsewhere or on a team’s practice squad. The Saints have until 3:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, August 31 to trim their roster to meet the final 53-man roster requirements. On Sunday, teams can start formulating their 10-man practice squad.
To help you stay on top of things, stay tuned to this live thread that will have updates on Saints trades, moves, cuts, rumors, and anything else that’s relevant.
Cuts and Updates
[3:18 p.m. CT] Team announced remaining moves. Waived: RB Devine Ozigbo, OL Derrick Kelly, DB Terrell Williams; Terminated contracts: FB Michael Burton, OT Michael Ola; Injured reserve: OL Marshall Newhouse, OL Cameron Tom; Reserved/Suspended List: DL David Onyemata; Exempt/Commissioner List: DE Carl Granderson
[3:09 p.m. CT] WRs Emmanuel Butler and Lil’Jordan Humphrey were released (source)
[3:04 p.m. CT] DB Marcus Sherels has been placed on injured reserve (source)
[2:54 p.m. CT] TE Alize Mack has been cut (source)
[2:36 p.m. CT] OL Marcus Henry has been released (source)
[1:39 p.m. CT] DB T.J. Green has been waived (source)
[1:37 p.m. CT] DT Sylvester Williams has his contract terminated (source)
[1:35 p.m. CT] TE Dan Arnold has been cut (source)
[1:10 p.m. CT] DT Ziggy Hood has been released (source)
[1:08 p.m. CT] DE/LB Porter Gustin has been released (source)
[12:56 p.m. CT] DB Chris Banjo has been released (source)
[8:54 a.m. CT] 17 cuts/moves were made previously, which means we’re looking at roughly 20 more to meet the roster requirements.
[4:33 p.m. CT] Team announces roster moves. Waived players included OL Fisayo Awolaja, DL Corbin Kaufusi, LB Darnell Sankey. Terminated contracts for TE A.J. Derby, G/C Ryan Groy, RB Jacquizz Rodgers, and placed LB Will Compton on Injured Reserve.
[3:06 p.m CT] WR Travin Dural has been released (source)
[3:01 p.m. CT] DE Geneo Grissom has been released (source)
[2:58 p.m CT] LB Colton Jumper has been placed on injured reserve (source)
[2:49 p.m. CT] RB Kerwynn Williams has been released (source)
[2:40 p.m. CT] WR Cyril Grayson Jr. has been released (source)
[2:36 p.m. CT] FB Shane Smith has been released (source)
[2:33 p.m. CT] WR Simmie Cobbs Jr. has been released (source)
[2:18 p.m. CT] LB Drew Lewis has been waived (source)
[1:56 p.m. CT] CB Kayvon Webster has been waived (source)
[1:38 p.m. CT] Team has placed LB Josh Martin on injured reserve with a torn labrum and additional shoulder damage (source)