New Orleans Saints cuts tracker for the final 2021 roster
The New Orleans Saints have a tough decision to make when trimming their roster down to 53 players. The team only got to see their players in two games due to the canceled preseason finale this past weekend, which only makes it a more difficult task.
The cuts have to occur before 3:00 CST and while it’ll be exciting for some players who made the team, they can’t relax yet. Players who make the team still aren’t guaranteed to be on it when the Week 1 matchup arrives, as the Saints will be looking for players let go and trying to add from there.
With all of the action being too hard for some to keep up with, we have all of the cuts right here. Keep checking back to see if any additional cuts have been made.
New Orleans Saints cuts tracker
Alex Armah, FB
As of now, the Saints no longer have a fullback on their roster, as they’ve waived Alex Armah, per Tom Pelissero. He notes that the Saints needed extra roster flexibility.
Kawaan Baker, WR
The seventh-round pick out of Southern Alabama has been waived.
Caleb Benenoch, OL
As Ian Rapoport tweeted, the Saints hope that Benenoch will stick around on the practice squad.
Josiah Bronson, DT
The Saints have waived Josiah Bronson. The Washington product was competing for a spot on the Saints’ defensive line.
Eric Burrell, S
The Saints signed Eric Burrell as an undrafted free agent but he’s been waived. There was hope that the UDFA out of Wisconsin would continue the Saints’ streak of finding UDFA gems but for now, that won’t be happening.
Devonta Freeman, RB
Newcomer Devonta Freeman won’t get a chance to face his former team, as he’s been released by the Saints. This opens the door for Tony Jones Jr. to make the roster.
Chris Hogan, WR
The Saints released Chris Hogan but it sounds like he’ll be back. He was signed to fill wide receiver depth after playing in the professional lacrosse league.
R.J. McIntosh, DL
R.J. McIntosh was waived on Monday evening. The Giants selected McIntosh in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft and he played for them in 2018 and 2019.
Wynton McManis, LB
Saints fans grew to love McManis, especially for his efforts in the final preseason game but the linebacker competition was stiff. This isn’t a surprise by any means but it’s a bummer.
Bryan Mills, CB
Mills wasn’t someone that many Saints fans thought had a realistic shot to make the team. As Matt Lombardo notes below, the hope is that he clears waivers so he can be signed to the practice squad.
Trevor Siemian, QB
This is interesting information from Tom Pelissero, who said that while Siemian is getting released, he’s in line to be the backup. This is something I previously touched on earlier in the summer and it looks like the Saints are indeed going in that direction.
J.R. Sweezy, OL
The Saints looked to have made a smart late offseason signing when they inked J.R. Sweezy to a deal but he’s been released after a rough preseason performance.
Easop Winston, WR
Despite some nice catches through training camp and preseason, Easop Winston has been waived. Hopefully there’s a chance he can make it through waivers and join the team’s practice squad.
Ethan Wolf, TE
The Saints are already limited at tight end, but they made the decision to release Ethan Wolf.
Keep checking back to see who else has been let go by the New Orleans Saints.