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Saints start slashing their roster

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It is cutdown day around the league and that means some players are finding out that they won’t be part of the Saints this season.

The Saints haven’t confirmed Monday’s reports that linebacker Victor Butler’s been cut, but media members at the team’s practice haven’t seen him on the practice field on Tuesday. The team did announce that they have waived wide receiver Andy Tanner, safety Ty Zimmerman and tackle Ty Nsekhe. All three players were missed time at training camp with injuries, so they could revert to injured reserve if they aren’t claimed and don’t reach settlements with the team.

Those are the only moves announced by the team thus far, but tight end Travis Beckum announced on Twitter that he’s been cut. Beckum, who also wasn’t spotted at practice, has battled injuries throughout his career and last played for the Giants in 2012.

Assuming Butler and Beckum are indeed leaving the team, the Saints are down to 81 players with six more moves to go to get to 75 by Tuesday afternoon.

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20 Responses to “Saints start slashing their roster”
  1. lengai says: Aug 26, 2014 12:56 PM

    Let the rest of the teams show thier hands first.

  2. scrp2 says: Aug 26, 2014 12:59 PM

    Top 5 Greatest Saints of all-time:

    1. Sam Mills
    2. Archie Manning
    3. Jimmy Graham
    4. Bobby Hebert
    5. Craig “Ironhead” Heyword

  3. ariani1985 says: Aug 26, 2014 1:00 PM

    Slash gate!

  4. stoneygroove says: Aug 26, 2014 1:02 PM

    Drew Brees?

  5. lengai says: Aug 26, 2014 1:03 PM

    That’s a bit off :)

    1) Rickey Jackson
    2) Drew Brees
    3) Morten Anderson
    4) Marques Colston
    5) Willie Roaf

  6. mrlaloosh says: Aug 26, 2014 1:12 PM

    Archie Manning? Bwa-hahahaaaaaa….. Thanks for the laugh.

  7. The Biker Prophet says: Aug 26, 2014 1:16 PM

    How can you leave Russell Erxleben off the list???

  8. gosaints1968 says: Aug 26, 2014 1:39 PM

    Where is Deuce, or Dalton on those lists?

    Here’s mine:
    1) Drew Brees
    2) Rickey Jackson
    3) Deuce McAllister
    4) Bobby Hebert
    5) Marques Colston

    Honorable Mention – Steve Gleason (that block against the Falcons was one of the most historic moments in Saints history – imho, so historic, the Saints awarded him a Superbowl Ring after not being on the 2009 roster (ALS) along with the “Rebirth” statue outside in Champions Square.)

  9. hpeters77 says: Aug 26, 2014 1:49 PM

    sorry Tanner about getting fired every year

  10. nawlinssaints1956 says: Aug 26, 2014 1:50 PM

    Any list that doesn’t include the two HOFers isn’t worth posting…

  11. saints25 says: Aug 26, 2014 1:53 PM

    Here’s 6 thats seen not at practing today..

    Rod Sweeting
    Kevin Reddick
    Victor Butler
    Logan Kilgore
    Lawrence Virgil
    Rufus Johnson Jr

  12. whodat5150 says: Aug 26, 2014 2:00 PM

    Russel Erxleben! You might as well add Bobby Scott. ANYONE that knows football, knows that St. Archie was MUCH better than his offensive line would lead one to believe. If Drew Brees played behind Archie’s OL, he’d look equally as pathetic. Archie was loyal to the Saints to his own detriment and suffered serious abuse at the hands of other NFL defenses. Here are my 5 greatest in alphabetical order but NOT their significance to the team:

    1. Drew Brees
    2. Ricky Jackson
    3. Deuce McAllister
    4. Archie Manning
    5. Willie Roaf

  13. sb44champs says: Aug 26, 2014 2:34 PM

    1.) Drew Brees
    2.) Willie Roaf
    3.) Rickey Jackson
    4.) Sam Mills
    5a.) Marques Colston
    5b.) Morten Anderson

  14. nowillrepeat says: Aug 26, 2014 2:47 PM

    1. Drew Brees
    2. Willie Roaf
    3. Rickey Jackson
    4. Archie Manning
    5. Deuce McAllister

  15. nowillrepeat says: Aug 26, 2014 2:51 PM

    6.Morten Anderson
    7.Marques Colston
    8. Jimmy Graham
    9. Jahri Evans
    10. Joe Horn

  16. railcarcowboy says: Aug 26, 2014 2:54 PM

    Archie Manning and Bobby Hebert should be nowhere near those lists.

  17. 87hollywoodhorn says: Aug 26, 2014 2:58 PM

    Archie is arguably better than Drew. Bobby Hebert is arguably worse than Aaron Brooks.

  18. 87hollywoodhorn says: Aug 26, 2014 3:13 PM

    lil boosie say slash em 2×2 3×3 4×4

  19. railcarcowboy says: Aug 26, 2014 4:05 PM

    Archie is not arguably better than Drew. Those two qb’s aren’t even in the same conversation.

  20. The Biker Prophet says: Aug 26, 2014 4:31 PM

    While he is not among the best, Kyle Turley is still one of my favorites.

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