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.