The Saints' roster is down to 75 players with nine total transactions Tuesday.
The Saints waived safety Akwasi Owusu Ansah, wide receiver Tim Toone and outside linebacker Eric Martin.
Of those moves, Martin was probably the biggest surprise. He had several "wow" moments in practice but could never translate it to the game. Early in camp he was the player many thought would be their next big undrafted gem. But it didn't happen.
Another interesting, though not totally surprising, note is the placement of Victor Butler on PUP. This opens the door for Butler to return, should he heal during the season.
By my estimation, he injured his knee in June. At best that's a six-month recovery, thus the earliest he would return is December. From the Saints' point of view it's worth a shot - they can re-assess his recovery after week six and try to forecast if he will indeed be ready in time.
The placement of Will Smith and Joe Morgan on injured reserve was no surprise. It allowed them to make two less cuts.
Now the Saints move on with their eye on the final 53, coming Saturday.
The Saints want to establish playoff position in the NFC South, redeem themselves from the embarrassment of Monday night's debacle in Seattle and prove that Who Dat fans are the loudest.more>>
The Saints want to establish playoff position in the NFC South, redeem themselves from the embarrassment of Monday night's debacle in Seattle and prove that Who Dat fans are the loudest in the sporting world in an indoor stadium.more>>