As we draw closer to the beginning of New Orleans Saints training camp, there will be more movement on the team’s roster. The Saints (and the rest of the NFL teams) are currently allowed to have up to 90 players on the roster at the start of training camp. That number will eventually dwindle down to 75 players, and then finalize with a 53-man roster. the majority of current players on the roster will find out their fate in just a few short weeks.
General manager Mickey Loomis announced today that there were four transactions the team performed. As for the subtractions, the team waived nose tackle Moses McCray, and also waived/failed physical outside linebacker Cheta Ozougwu. As for the additions, the team announced the signings of nose tackle Tyrone Ezell and linebacker Marcus Thompson.
The moves make sense, as the recent news of nose tackle John Jenkins moving to PUP called for a replacement during training camp. News on McCray broke yesterday, but the official transaction did not go through until today. McCray had a good background story, but never was able to put it together. Ozougwu’s PUP designation came with the news of Jenkins, but the Saints decided to part ways with him.
Ezell, an undrafted rookie free agent from Pittsburgh, joins the team after a brief stint with the Houston Texans; while Thompson, an undrafted rookie free agent from Rutgers, joins the team after a brief stint with the Miami Dolphins.
The immediate impacts for these two are unknown, but in training camp, anyone can shine and rise above the rest. Be sure to expect a ton of roster movement in the next couple of weeks, Who Dat Nation!
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