The New Orleans Saints announced their final cuts today and now have their final 53 man roster. The players who did not make the final cut include: K John Kasay, WR Greg Caramillo, TE Derek Schouman, DE Braylon Broughton, LB Ezra Butler, QB Sean Canfield, DE Alex Daniels, TE Micheal Higgins, CB Nick Hixson, S Jerico Nelson, G DeOnt’ae Pannell, T Aderious Simmons, WR Andy Tanner, C/G Matt Tennant, and LB Lawrence Wilson.
In addition to the final roster cuts the Saints also announced players that were placed on the injured reserve list, they include: RB Joe Banyard, S Jose Gumbs, CB Marquis Johnson, and WR Nick Toon. Furthermore, LB Ramon Humber and DE Will Smith were placed on the reserve/suspended list.
Now that the Saints have their final roster set they are ready for the start of the regular season. The Saints open the season next Sunday September 9th against the Washington Redskins in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The Saints are looking to secure a victory in their first game of the season and will face off against the second overall pick of the 2012 NFL draft Robert Griffin III. I think the Saints should be able to win their first game of the season and it would be a great testament to all of the focus and determination they displayed during their hectic off-season.
It would also be great if general manager Mickey Loomis was allowed to attend the Saints’ first regular season game. Loomis is expected to serve and eight-game suspension this season for his role in the alleged bounty scandal.
However, it has recently been rumored that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell would be willing to push back Loomis’s suspension to week two of the regular season. With the recent damages of Hurricane Isaac Goodell might give the Saints a break and allow Loomis to be there for the start of the regular season.
Now that the roster is set the Saints are ready to go and I know it will be an exciting season. The Saints will be a force to be reckoned with, not even a hurricane can slow this team down.
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