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Saints cut roster to 53 players

Sunday, September 4, 2011 - 2:06pm

METAIRIE, La - The New Orleans Saints announced Saturday the team has terminated the contracts of the following veteran players: TE Tory Humphrey, T George Foster, T Jordan Black, S Chris Reis, CB Trumaine McBride, CB Quincy Butler, LB Clint Ingram, RB Chris Taylor (from reserve/injured list) and S Pierson Prioleau. The announcements were made by Saints’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.

The following players were waived by the Saints: TE Tyler Lorenzen, WR Montez Billings, LB Dwight Roberson, DT Dexter Larimore, QB Sean Canfield, WR Andy Tanner, CB Terrail Lambert, LS Kyle Nelson, LB Nate Bussey, C Cecil Newton, WR Jarred Fayson (from reserve/injured) and TE Michael Higgins.

The following players were placed on reserve/injured: RB Patrick Cobbs, S Paul Oliver and WR Joseph Morgan.

Placed on Reserve/Non-Football/Injured (NFI) list: DE Greg Romeus.

Placed on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list: RB Chris Ivory.

The New Orleans Saints begin regular season play on Thursday night (Sept. 8) at Green Bay against the defending Super Bowl champion Packers (7:30 p.m./NBC/Saints Radio Network). The Saints’ roster currently stands at the NFL-mandated 53 players. Practice squads may be established tomorrow afternoon following the end of the waiver claiming period.

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