Found September 02, 2013 on NFL Injury Report:
The New Orleans Saints made their final cuts bringing the active roster to 53 Saturday evening. Twenty-two Players in total were either released,waived or placed on the injured reserve list to hit the magic number. Courtney Roby who has served primarily as the Saints return specialist was among those released. Roby had 2,512 return yards and a touchdown in his five years with the Saints. In 2012 the Saints secondary ranked among the worst in NFL history, Jim Leonhard couldn't break into their rotation likely ending his nine year career. The Saints also filled six of eight available practice squad roster positions on Sunday. Here is a list of players removed from the Saints active roster. Offensive Players: WR Courtney Roby, C Eric Olsen, QB Ryan Griffin, WR Preston Parker, FB Austin Johnson, WR Saalim Hakim, G Elliott Mealer, TE Keavon Mitton, TE Michael Higgins, G Andrew Tiller, C Jeremiah Warren, T Marcel Jones Defensive Players: DE Jay Richardson, CB Chris Carr, S Jim Leonhard, LB Ray Shipman, LB Rufus Johnson, NT Isaako Aaitui, S Jerico Nelson, LB Baraka Atkins, CB Korey Lindsey, CB Jumal Rolle Rookie quarterback Ryan Griffin was one player added to the practice squad on Sunday. Griffin had a productive college career throwing for 9,026 yards and 79 touchdowns in 39 games at Tulane. Wide receiver Saalim Hakim, tight end  Michael Higgins, fullback Austin Johnson, offensive tackle Marcel Jones and defensive back Jumal Rolle were also added to the practice squad. Follow me on Twitter @okisasquatch Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt Looking for fantasy football advice?
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