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Fleur-de-Links, September 7: Surprising Saints cuts as the team finalize their 53-man roster

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Updated: New Orleans Saints roster and practice squad announced - Canal Street Chronicles

A look at the players the Saints have waived and released when assembling their 53-man roster.

Bears Sign Former New Orleans Saints DE Mario Edwards - NBC Chicago

Chicago Bears sign Saints former defensive end Mario Edwards.

Update: Saints lose out on Clowney, prove they’ll do anything to bring another Lombardi to New Orleans - Canal Street Chronicles

The Saints were unable to negotiate a first-time-ever deal to sign Jadeveon Clowney before he signed with the Tennessee Titans.

Walker: The Saints don’t need Jadeveon Clowney to live up to Super Bowl dreams - NOLA

Despite the Saints being unable to sign Jadeveon Clowney, the Saints defense will help them remain a Super Bowl contender.

Alvin Kamara contract situation puts Saints in tight spot with running backs - Canal Street Chronicles

Alvin Kamara is just one player the Saints will struggle to re-sign when also trying to retain Ryan Ramczyk, Marshon Lattimore, and Marcus Williams.

Longtime New Orleans Saints player Colston turns UNO teacher - San Francisco Chronicle

Former Saints wide receiver Marques Colston’s class as a UNO professor will be an online class devoted to “leadership and entrepreneurship.”

POLL: Who was the most surprising Saints cut? - Canal Street Chronicles

A poll asking which Saints cut was the most surprising, with Mario Edwards Jr, Tommy Stevens, Bennie Fowler, Austin Carr, and Keith Washington all as options.