The Saints have removed 17 players from their active roster a day ahead of the deadline to pare rosters down to 53 players.
The Saints also released veteran running back Jacquizz Rodgers and waived fullback Shane Smith. That leaves Alvin Kamara, Latavius Murray, Dwayne Washington and Devine Ozigbo at running back and the Zach Line/Mike Burton duo at fullback.
Linebackers Will Compton, Colton Jumper and Josh Martin were all placed on injured reserve. Compton said in a tweet that he was being waived with an injury designation, so he may be leaving with an injury settlement in the near future.
Finally, the Saints announced the signing of tackle Jermon Bushrod. Bushrod announced his retirement on Thursday, so this is a ceremonial deal that will end with Bushrod being released on Saturday.