Saints make multiple moves to get roster down to 53 players
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Saints were busy Tuesday trimming their roster down to the league-mandated 53 players. In the biggest move, the team traded defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson to Philadelphia in exchange for a 2023 fifth round pick and a 2024 sixth round selection.
The team waived 12 players:
Quarterback Ian Book
Wide receiver Dai’Jean Dixon
Wide receiver Kirk Merritt
Linebacker Chase Hansen
Defensive tackle Jordan Jackson
Tight end Lucas Krull
Defensive end Niko Lalos
Offensive lineman Derek Schweiger
Wide receiver/return specialist Rashid Shaheed
The team also released six veterans:
Linebacker Jon Bostic
Center Nick Martin
Linebacker Eric Wilson
Tight end J.P. Holtz
Defensive end Taco Charlton
Guard Josh Andrews
Players that are released can sign with any team immediately. Teams can make a claim on waived players.
The team also placed defensive tackle Albert Huggins on injured reserve and wide receiver Kawaan Baker on the reserve/suspended by commissioner list.
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