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New Orleans Saints roster cuts following 2021 training camp

NFL teams are cutting down to the 53-player maximum. We’ll break down the moves as the New Orleans Saints sort out their roster decisions.

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Transitioning into the post-Drew Brees era, the biggest question for the New Orleans Saints heading into training camp was who would be taking snaps as the starting quarterback. Heading into the regular season, they have a definitive answer.

Jameis Winston beat out Taysom Hill for the right to call himself the Day 1 starter in the bayou and in retrospect, it ended up not being particularly close. Winston impressed in camp and sealed himself the job by completing nine of 10 passes for 123 yards and two touchdowns in their preseason bout with Jacksonville.

Another battle to keep tabs on heading into the season is who will emerge as the No. 2 WR option behing Michael Thomas. Tre’Quan Smith is a steady hand but rookie Marquez Callaway really turned heads throughout the preseason.

Saints 53-man roster following roster cuts

New Orleans Saints, 2021, 53-man roster

Position Name
Position Name
C Will Clapp
C/G Erik McCoy
C/G Cesar Ruiz
CB Paulson Adebo
CB Ken Crawley
CB Marshon Lattimore
CB P.J. Williams
DB J.T. Gray
DE Marcus Davenport
DE Carl Granderson
DE Cameron Jordan
DE Tanoh Kpassagnon
DE Payton Turner
DL Malcolm Roach
DT Christian Ringo
DT Shy Tuttle
G/T Andrus Peat
K Wil Lutz
K Aldrick Rosas
LB Zack Baun
LB Demario Davis
LB Andrew Dowell
LB Kaden Elliss
LB Chase Hansen
LB Pete Werner
LS Zach Wood
OL James Hurst
OL Calvin Throckmorton
OLB Kwon Alexander
P Blake Gillikin
QB Ian Book
QB Taysom Hill
QB Jameis Winston
RB Tony Jones Jr.
RB Alvin Kamara
RB Latavius Murray
RB Dwayne Washington
S C.J. Gardner-Johnson
S Jeff Heath
S Marcus Williams
SS Malcolm Jenkins
T Terron Armstead
T Ryan Ramczyk
T Landon Young
TE Garrett Griffin
TE Juwan Johnson
TE Adam Trautman
TE Nick Vannett
WR Marquez Callaway
WR Lil'Jordan Humphrey
WR Ty Montgomery
WR Tre'Quan Smith
WR Deonte Harris
Reserve PUP
WR Michael Thomas
Reserve Injured
DT Jalen Dalton
OL Ethan Greenidge
CB Brian Poole
TE Dylan Soehner
LB Bryce Thompson
CB Marcus Willoughby

*Player who was waived with an injury designation and has reverted back to the team’s injured reserve list

Saints roster cuts

  • QB Trevor Siemian
  • RB Devonta Freeman
  • RB Stevie Scott
  • FB Alex Armah
  • WR Kawaan Baker
  • WR Chris Hogan
  • WR Jake Lampman
  • WR Tommylee Lewis
  • WR Jalen McCleskey
  • WR Kevin White
  • WR Eason Winston Jr.
  • TE Josh Pederson
  • TE Ethan Wolf
  • OL Caleb Benenoch
  • OL Michael Brown
  • OL Derrick Kelly II
  • OT Jordan Mills
  • OT Kyle Murphy
  • OG J.R. Sweezy
  • C Christian Montano
  • DE Marcus Willoughby*
  • DT Albert Huggins
  • DT Damian Square
  • DL Josiah Bronson
  • R.J. McIntosh
  • LB Wynton McManis
  • LB Quentin Poling
  • LB Shaq Smith
  • LB Sutton Smith
  • LB Noah Spence
  • CB Prince Amukamara
  • CB Grant Haley
  • CB Bryan Mills
  • DB Adonis Alexander
  • DB Eric Burrell
  • DB KeiVarae Russell
  • DB Bryce Thompson*
  • DB Deuce Wallace
  • DB Lawrence Woods
  • K Brett Maher
  • P Nolan Cooney