Saints Officially Cut Roster Down To 53 Players

The New Orleans Saints have officially cut their roster down to 53 players ahead of today’s deadline. 

Roster Cuts:

  1. CB Kayvon Webster 
  2. WR Simmie Cobbs 
  3. LB Drew Lewis 
  4. FB Shane Smith 
  5. WR Cyril Grayson 
  6. RB Kerwynn Williams 
  7. DE Geneo Grissom 
  8. WR Travin Dural 
  9. TE A.J. Derby
  10. RB Jacquizz Rodgers
  11. DE Corbin Kaufusi
  12. LB Darnell Sankey
  13. OL Fisayo Awolaja
  14. G Ryan Groy
  15. S Chris Banjo 
  16. DT Evander Hood 
  17. TE Dan Arnold 
  18. DT Sylvester Williams 
  19. DB T.J. Green 
  20. C Marcus Henry
  21. WR Emmanuel Butler
  22. WR Lil’Jordan Humphrey
  23. TE Alize Mack
  24. DT Michael Ola
  25. LB Porter Gustin
  26. FB Michael Burton
  27. OL Derrick Kelly
  28. RB Devine Ozigbo
  29. DB Terrell Williams

Other roster moves:

  • The Saints placed C Cameron Tom on injured reserve.
  • The Saints placed CB Marcus Sherels on injured reserve.
  • The Saints placed OT Marshall Newhouse on injured reserve.
  • Saints DE Carl Granderson was reinstated on the commissioner’s exempt list
  • The Saints placed DT David Onyemata on the reserve/suspended list

Banjo, 29, originally signed on with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent out of SMU back in 2013. He lasted just a few months with Jacksonville before he was cut and later signed by the Packers.

Banjo returned to the Packers on an exclusive rights deal back in 2016 only to later cut him loose with an injury settlement. The Saints signed him to a contract a few weeks later and brought him back the following year on a two-year contract. 

Banjo signed a three-year contract extension in New Orleans during the 2019 offseason. 

In 2018, Banjo appeared in all 16 games for the Saints and recorded 10 tackles, two interceptions and three pass defenses.

Williams, 30, was taken with the No. 28 overall pick back in 2013. He played out the final year of his rookie contract after the Broncos declined to pick up his fifth-year option.

The Titans signed Williams to a three-year, $16.5 million contract that included $7.25 million guaranteed in 2017 before releasing him the following year. After a brief stint with the Lions, Williams signed on with the Dolphins and finished out the year in Miami.

He signed on with New Orleans back in May following a workout with the team.

In 2018, Williams appeared in 14 games for the Lions and Dolphins and recorded 14 tackles and no sacks.

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