Saints cut Khalif Barnes, Travaris Cadet in getting roster to 53


Some teams like sitting on their cuts because they think it helps them keep their own guys they want to bring back to the practice squad. Whether it works or not remains to be seen.

Four hours past the cut deadline, the Saints still haven’t announced theirs, but according to a league source, they’ve been distributed by the league’s waiver wire to all the other teams.

The Saints have terminated the contracts of veteran tackle Khalif Barnes, kicker Connor Barth, running back Travaris Cadet, tackle Tony Hills and defensive ends Darryl Tapp and C.J. Wilson.

They placed tight end Michael Hoomanawanui on injured reserve and waived the following players: Center Jack Allen, guard Joseph Cheek, defensive back Brian Dixon, defensive back Trae Elston, guard John Fullington, tight end Garrett Griffin, center Marcus Henry, running back Austin Johnson, wide receiver Jake Lampman, defensive end Chris McCain, defensive end Bobby Richardson, linebacker Jeff Schoettmer (injured), tackle Tyrus Thompson (injured), defensive end Davis Tull and wide receiver Jordan Williams.