Saturday, 03 September 2011 23:12

New Orleans Saints Waive QB Sean Canfield Cutting Players For Green Bay Packers

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UPDATE: Sunday 1:41pm  Saints announced Sunday the team has signed eight players to the Saints’ practice squad:  LB Nate Bussey, QB Sean Canfield, TE Michael Higgins, CB Terrail Lambert, DT Swanson Miller, LS Kyle Nelson, C Cecil Newton and WR Andy Tanner.

 

The Saints previously waived all eight of the players on Sunday when the Saints trimmed their roster to the NFL-mandated limit of 53 active players.




  

Saturday: 11:50

The Saints decision occurred as the team has begun regular season play on Thursday night (Sept. 8) at Green Bay against the defending Super Bowl champion Packers (7:30 p.m./NBC/Saints Radio Network). The Saints’ roster currently stands at the NFL-mandated 53 players. Practice squads may be established tomorrow afternoon following the end of the waiver claiming period.

 

The Saints terminated the contracts of the following veteran players: TE Tory Humphrey, T George Foster, T Jordan Black, S Chris Reis, CB Trumaine McBride, CB Quincy Butler, LB Clint Ingram, RB Chris Taylor (from reserve/injured list) and S Pierson Prioleau. The announcements were made by Saints’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.

 

The following players were waived by the Saints: TE Tyler Lorenzen, WR Montez Billings, LB Dwight Roberson, DT Dexter Larimore, QB Sean Canfield, WR Andy Tanner, CB Terrail Lambert, LS Kyle Nelson, LB Nate Bussey, C Cecil Newton, WR Jarred Fayson (from reserve/injured) and TE Michael Higgins.

 

The following players were placed on reserve/injured: RB Patrick Cobbs, S Paul Oliver and WR Joseph Morgan.

 

Placed on Reserve/Non-Football/Injured (NFI) list: DE Greg Romeus.

 

Placed on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list: RB Chris Ivory.


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