The New Orleans Saints have trimmed their ranks to 53 players on the active roster for the regular season.
The club has waived the following players:
C Matt Armstrong
CB Derrius Brooks
WR Brandon Coleman
ILB Todd Davis
K Derek Dimke
CB Terrence Frederick
WR Charles Hawkins
TE Nic Jacobs
G Marcel Jones
WR Seantavious Jones
T Tavon Rooks
RB Derrick Strozier
NT Lawrence Virgil
CB Trevin Wade
S Pierre Warren
T/G Jason Weaver
They have terminated the contracts of CB Champ Bailey, OLB Keyunta Dawson, K Shayne Graham, FB Greg Jones, WR Robert Meachem and T Thomas Welch.
Saints Sideline Reporter Kristian Garic says he's not surprised that the Saints are letting Champ Bailey go: "He doesn't play special teams. Patrick Robinson had a good camp and Brian Dixon plays special teams. It's hard to carry a player who is not a starter and doesn't play special teams."
Both kickers are gone! "I'm very surprised. I thought Dimke was the guy. It shows that the Saints weren't happy with either players' consistency. Now, before week one, the Saints will have their third kicker in the last two regular seasons," Kristian continued.
#saints announced Roster Moves in the market for a Kicker as Graham and Dimke are both released.— Kristian Garic (@KristianGaric1) August 30, 2014
#Saints released S Pierre Warren in roster cuts but probably would like him back for Practice squad.— Kristian Garic (@KristianGaric1) August 30, 2014
#Saints release WR Brandon Coleman per source. Practice squad candidate— Kristian Garic (@KristianGaric1) August 30, 2014
Hmmmm Payton said both Dimke & Graham would be kicking in NFL this yr. He didn't say on his team...wow— Steve Geller (@SteveGellerWWL) August 30, 2014
God has a plan for all of us. But when we are stressed out God has already worked it out! pic.twitter.com/xmnscp8Nr9— Robert Meachem (@R_Meachem17) August 30, 2014