Today, the New Orleans Saints announced that they waived 13 players and terminated the contracts of two veterans. These cuts mean that the Saints have made it down to the NFL mandated 75 players on their roster that had to be done by today at 4pm.
The two veterans that had their contracts terminated are DT Remi Ayodele and QB Luke McCown.
The players who were waived are: LB Aaron Tevis (Rookie; Boise State), C Brian Folkerts (Rookie; Washburn), TE Jake Byrne (Rookie; Wisconsin), S Johnny Thomas (Rookie; Oklahoma State), WR Derek Moye (Rookie; Penn State), G Paul Fenaroli (1st Year; Stony Brook), T Hutch Eckerson (1st Year; South Carolina), DE Donavan Robinson (Rookie; Jackson State), WR Kevin Hardy (Rookie; The Citadel), CB Kamaal McIlwain (1st Year; Newberry), DT Swanson Miller (1st Year; Oklahoma State), CB Cord Parks (1st Year; Northeastern) and WR Marques Clark (Rookie; Henderson State).
As we reported earlier, the Saints informed the players that they would be cut yesterday so that the team was able to take precautions for Hurricane Isaac. None of the players cut are a surprise to fans of the Saints. These are players that barely saw any action during the preseason
Most knew that a lot of the cuts would come from the WR position, considering the Saints are already stacked at that position. Andy Tanner, who sprained his ankle during the Jacksonville Jaguars game, escaped being cut this time. Most think that he could really be an asset to this team, so it’s possible that even with injury, he may make the final roster. I’m sure that the coaches will want to see more from Tanner and it was announced that he won’t be playing in their final preseason game. So, his spot is definitely still in jeopardy.
Now that the cuts have been made to bring their roster down to 75, the Saints can begin to focus on Hurricane Isaac and their upcoming final preseason game against the Tennessee Titans.