Saints Announce First Round of Roster Cuts

Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis announced on Monday that the team has made the following cuts in order to meet the league maximum of 75 players on their active roster: WR Todd Blythe, S Curome Cox, FB Kevin Dudley, C Rob Hunt, and P Waylon Prather.

Blythe was an undrafted free agent from Iowa State. He played in two games this preseason, catching one pass for 11 yards.

Cox was signed as a free agent during training camp. With four years in the league, Cox played in the first preseason game, making one tackle and suffering a groin injury that kept him out of the last two games.

Dudley has been a part of the last two training camps and was on the practice squad last year. He played for the University of Michigan and caught one pass for a touchdown in the preseason. Dudley sprained his left ankle during the Cincinnati game.

Former New Orleans VooDoo player Hunt was in one preseason game this year.

Prather was an undrafted free agent from San Jose State University and played in all three preseason games. He averaged 53 yards on three punts, the longest was 60 yards.

The deadline for the next 22 cuts is 3 p.m. central time on Saturday.

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2 Responses to “Saints Announce First Round of Roster Cuts”

  1. DocDerb says:

    Can’t we just change some rules, pull some strings, and chop off Jason David? (wishful thinking–sorry)

  2. telecommuter says:

    Cutting Prather is a mistake. I know you have a very solid punter, but one distinction about Prather is his history of being a tenacious tackler. I think his punting skills match your present punter but I am not arguing he is better – he just has a dimension which might pay dividends when least expected. I watched him play HS and college – he’s be on my team any day.

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