Saints waive Greg Romeus


It’s time once again to break out the unwritten rulebook.

The Saints have released defensive end Greg Romeus under the “waived/injured” designation.  Romeus, a seventh-round pick in 2011, tore an ACL and an MCL in his left knee during offseason workouts.

Romeus slid to round seven in large part because he wasn’t able to play last season while rehabbing a right knee injury suffered during his senior season at Pitt.

And so, in order to remove him from the 90-man roster now and stash him on injured reserve, the Saints had to expose him to waivers.  And the possibility that some other team that thinks Romeus has a high degree of potential (if/when he can get and stay healthy) will claim him.

(The Patriots need pass rushers, right?)

The Saints filled the Romeus roster spot with linebacker Donavan Robinson, an undrafted free agent who spent the offseason program with the Jets.

8 responses to “Saints waive Greg Romeus

  1. 7th round pick, no NFL track record, unlikely to be claimed … But he is a player you’d have thought the Pats would have had interest in if he wasn’t injured. Pats had passed on him several times in that draft.

  2. Romeus had a lot of upside, if one could be patient with his injury recovery after graduating from Pitt.

    Same goes for DAL ILB Bruce Carter out of UNC who shared big upside but required some level of patience while recovering from a knee injury.

    The good news is Carter looks ready to rock, so credit to Dallas for that move. Carter WILL make noise.

    The bad news here is that Romeus must feel snakebit. Poor guy. Very promising player – hope he can show it at some time.

  3. I feel really bad for this kid.. He fought his way back from a serious injury and by all accounts was looking outstanding during offseason workouts, this he blows out his other knee…. Hopefully he clears waivers, recovers, and works his tail off to get back to where he needs to be and the Saints can pick him back up next year.

  4. If he can approach rehab like a pro and take it seriously perhaps he can stay healthy. If so, he does have a lot of potential.

  5. Romeus hasn’t done anything. Last time all 32 teams had a shot at him when he hadn’t done anything, he went undrafted. Don’t expect someone to snatch him off waivers.

  6. Romeus was a beast at Pitt and if he had been healthy and played a full year his senior season, he would have been a 1st-2nd round pick. If he can get and stay healthy, he’s could be a good pick up. Hail to Pitt. Be a dude Florio and don’t delete this.

  7. Poor guy should have entered the draft as a junior, instead stayed for his senior year, and it cost him .

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