Down to 75: I was a little surprised by the cut of LB Eric Martin, because early on in camp he was one of those players that you penciled in as maybe having a chance to impress. He did some good things in the minicamps and OTAs, and then in training camp. Then, it just never materialized, and he was bothered by the injury bug for about a week, and didn't catch on as fast as he should. He was a player that came in with a lot of preseason hype, but it just didn't work out.
Next stop, 53: Now, the final cuts down to 53 have to be turned in to the league office by 5:00 p.m. Saturday, and I'll start getting information midday Saturday and will be filtering them out. Probably around the time LSU is kicking off, I'll have a copy of the final roster, or at least the cuts they've made. And those are going to be 22 tough cuts, I think you're going to see some surprises in there. Be sure to follow all the cuts as we find out about them at WWL.com, and you can follow me on Twitter @kristiangaric1. Plus, I’ll be calling in to Bobby and Deke’s Tiger Tailgating Saturday afternoon as I learn of the cuts.
Fan favorite? A lot of Who Dats are pulling for WR Andy Tanner to make the final 53...but I just don't think he's going to be there in the end. He's kind of caught up in a numbers game here in New Orleans. You have to ask, what does he do that's different, that is special, that sets him apart from any other receiver on this roster? And the answer is, nothing. He doesn't have blazing speed, though he's got good hands...but the Saints already have a few starters who have good hands and consistently catch the ball. And, he's not an exceptional special teams player. So, in the end, I don't think he lands on the final roster. He's a try-hard type of guy, and he's been cut and resigned 32 times since 2010, and I think he'll land somewhere...whetherit be on the practice squad, maybe in New Orleans, or on an active roster on another team. With 32 teams that carry 4 receivers each, you can't tell me that there are 128 better receivers than him.
I think WR Andy Tanner will make the 53-man roster this season.After what I saw this past sunday,that man scored 2 TDs against Houston.I believe that Tanner will tag with Colston,Moore,Toon and Stills in the WR depth chart.And a few others will make the roster.
i think he will make it especially with toon being cut.