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New Orleans Saints make roster reductions to 53

Check out photos of the faces of your 2019 New Orleans Saints 53-man roster.

The New Orleans Saints made the following roster moves Saturday, Aug. 31 to reach the National Football League-mandated reduction to 53 players, it was announced by Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.

The Saints terminated the contracts of the following five players:

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Name Position Height Weight Age Experience College
Chris Banjo S 5-10 207 29 6 Southern Methodist
Michael Burton FB 6-0 240 27 5 Rutgers
Ziggy Hood DT 6-3 305 32 11 Missouri
Michael Ola T 6-5 312 31 6 Hampton
Sylvester Williams DL 6-2 328 30 7 North Carolina

The Saints have waived the following 10 players:

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Name Position Height Weight Age Experience College
Dan Arnold TE 6-6 220 24 3 Wisconsin-Platteville
Emmanuel Butler WR 6-4 220 23 R Northern Arizona
T.J. Green DB 6-3 215 24 3 Clemson
Porter Gustin LB 6-5 260 22 R Southern California
Marcus Henry C 6-3 293 26 1 Boise State
Lil'Jordan Humphrey WR 6-4 225 21 R Texas
Derrick Kelly II OL 6-5 320 24 R Florida State
Alizé Mack TE 6-5 247 22 R Notre Dame
Devine Ozigbo DL 6-0 225 22 R Nebraska
Terrell Williams Jr. DB 6-4 212 23 1 Houston

The Saints placed the following player on reserve/retired:

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Name Position Height Weight Age Experience College
Jermon Bushrod T 6-5 315 35 13 Towson

The Saints placed the following three players on Injured Reserve:

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Name Position Height Weight Age Experience College
Marshall Newhouse T/G 6-4 330 30 10 Texas Christian
Marcus Sherels CB/PR 5-10 175 31 9 Minnesota
Cameron Tom C/G 6-4 300 24 3 Southern Mississippi

The following player was placed on Reserve/Suspended By Commissioner:

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Name Position Height Weight Age Experience College
David Onyemata DT 6-4 300 26 4 Manitoba

The following player has been reinstated Exempt/Commissioner Permission:

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Name Position Height Weight Age Experience College
Carl Granderson DE 6-5 261 22 R Wyoming

Beginning Sunday, the Saints and all 32 NFL teams may establish a practice squad of up to 10 players. The Saints will open the regular season Monday, September 9 when they play the Houston Texans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome at 6:10 pm CT.

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