Teams around the league have until Tuesday at 3pm to trim their rosters from 90 to 75 players. Some notable former Saints are already on the move.
This morning former New Orleans Saints linebacker Martez Wilson was released by the Dallas Cowboys. Despite many injuries along the Cowboys defensive front, Wilson was still not able to make the cut at outside linebacker.
Cowboys cut defensive end Martez Wilson and fullback J.C. Copeland today
— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) August 25, 2014
The Saints selected Wilson in the third-round of the 2011 NFL draft. He never quite lived up to the hype of being a consistent pass rusher. He finished out last season with the Cowboys after a brief stop in Oakland.
Longtime New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith was cut this morning by the New England Patriots. Smith spent 10 years with the New Orleans Saints after being selected 18th overall in the 2004 NFL Draft.
Will Smith was playing 3-4 DE and fit didn’t seem right as camp progressed. Never really got chance to play at end of line and rush.
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) August 24, 2014
The Patriots utilized a 3-4 in training camp and had Smith playing at defensive end. The Patriots didn’t believe the position played to his strengths and he was undersized for the position to begin with. Smith was also coming off an ACL injury he suffered last season.
The Saints have not announced any of their cuts outside of the four players who were waived last week. Keep up with the latest cuts in the NFL by following @whodatdish on Twitter!