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Saints Roster Cuts Including DE Matt Shaughnessy

The New Orleans Saints have begun the process of trimming their roster down to 75 players. Here’s the full list of roster cuts up to this point:

  1. DE Matt Shaughnessy
  2. DL C.J. Wilson
  3. FB Sione Houma
  4. WR Jared Dangerfield
  5. OL Cyril Lemon
  6. LB Dillon Lee
  7. WR Reggie Bell
  8. WR Jamal Golden
  9. LS Chris Highland
  10. DL Kaleb Eulls
  11. WR R.J. Harris
  12. DB Brandon Dixon
  13. TE Rashaun Allen

Other roster moves include:

  • DB Jimmy Pruitt and LB Tony Stewart (Waived/Injured)

Wilson, 29, is a former seventh-round pick of the Packers back in 2010. Wilson played out his rookie contract with Green Bay before signing on with the Raiders as an unrestricted free agent back in 2014.

Wilson was released by the Lions before signing on with the Saints in June.

In 2015, Wilson has appeared in 12 games and recorded 12 11 tackles and sack between the Raiders and Lions.

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Shaughnessy, 29, is a former third-round pick of the Raiders back in 2009. He spent four years in Oakland before signing on with the Cardinals as an unrestricted free agent in 2013.

However, the Cardinals elected to cut Shaughnessy loose at the start of the 2016 season, and he wound up sitting out the entire 2015 season. The Saints signed him to a contract earlier in the month.

In 2014, Shaughnessy was limited to appearing in just eight games for the Cardinals after he was placed on short-term injured reserve. He finished the year with 17 tackles.

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Houma, 22, wound up signing on with the Saints as an undrafted free agent out of Michigan back in May. He signed a three-year, $1.62 million contract with the Saints that included  a base salary $450,000 for the 2016 season.