After Further Review: Quick take on roster moves - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports, Social

After Further Review: Quick take on roster moves

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.

  • SportsMore>>

  • From sports star to inmate: OJ Simpson to plead for parole

    From sports star to inmate: OJ Simpson to plead for parole

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 2:48 PM EDT2017-07-19 18:48:06 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 3:04 AM EDT2017-07-20 07:04:25 GMT
    Decades after dazzling sports fans and movie audiences, an aging O.J. Simpson will ask for parole after spending more than eight years in a remote Nevada prison for armed robbery and assault with a weapon.more>>
    Decades after dazzling sports fans and movie audiences, an aging O.J. Simpson will ask for parole after spending more than eight years in a remote Nevada prison for armed robbery and assault with a weapon.more>>
  • Ranking the Saints: Players 15 to 11

    Ranking the Saints: Players 15 to 11

    Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8

    Our countdown of the top twenty Saints players continues with a trio of free agency additions, a second year pro and an injury-prone veteran.

    more>>

    Our countdown of the top twenty Saints players continues with a trio of free agency additions, a second year pro and an injury-prone veteran.

    more>>
  • Shark jumps out of water during surf competition

    Shark jumps out of water during surf competition

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 7:59 PM EDT2017-07-19 23:59:49 GMT
    Wednesday, July 19 2017 7:59 PM EDT2017-07-19 23:59:49 GMT

    Organizers decided to shut down for the day to keep surfers safe.

    more>>

    Organizers decided to shut down for the day to keep surfers safe.

    more>>
Powered by Frankly