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Utah_Saint 08-25-2014 11:34 PM

Tanner Waived...again
METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints waived three injured players Monday: receiver Andy Tanner, offensive tackle Ty Nsekhe and safety Ty Zimmerman. All three could potentially land on injured reserve.

The Saints' roster is now officially down to 83 players. They'll need to make eight more moves to get down to the required 75 players by the NFL's 4 p.m. ET/3 p.m. CT deadline on Tuesday.

Recently-signed veteran tight end Travis Beckum also is apparently being cut. He indicated he had been cut following practice, tweeting: "Short stay with the Saints. Still a blessing to have that opportunity, now even more excited about my next one. God is great!"

Tanner's release isn't a surprise, but it still will likely rank among the Saints' most difficult cuts this year. He's been with the team since 2010, spending parts of the past four seasons on the practice squad. With his practice-squad eligibility finally expired, the former undrafted rookie from Division II Midwestern State had to crack the full 53-man roster this year.

Tanner suffered an undisclosed injury in practice last week.

"He's someone that you don't ever take for granted," Saints coach Sean Payton said of Tanner earlier in camp. "He's a guy you don't bet against. He's a grinder. He's tough. He knows what to do. Shoot, he has a lot of traits that endear himself to the team. He has the respect of his teammates, and they have seen him work, and they have seen him be successful. Defensively, guys will talk about who is tough to cover. ...I think he'd be one of those guys they would bring up."

Nsekhe joined the Saints in January after bouncing around with the St. Louis Rams, Indianapolis Colts and the Arena Football League. But he was injured off and on throughout training camp.

Zimmerman signed this year as an undrafted rookie out of Kansas State. But he's been out the past two weeks with an undisclosed injury.

New Orleans Saints waive Andy Tanner, Ty Nsekhe, Ty Zimmerman - ESPN

But is he ever really gone?

Jack Vegas 08-26-2014 12:01 AM

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He probably gets IR'ed I would imagine, just as a show of respect. Don't be shocked if he's back next year for one more try.

Utah_Saint 08-26-2014 12:05 AM

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I read somewhere earlier this year that nobody on the defense has been with the Saints longer than Tanner has been trying to make the team.

Beastmode 08-26-2014 12:20 AM

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He was on the official roster for a brief moment in time. I have a lot more respect for someone that gives it all they got as opposed to someone like Owens or Moss.

CharityMike 08-26-2014 12:31 AM

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Poor guy just can't seem to catch a break. Would have been tough sledding regardless with the receivers we currently have.

WhoDat2301 08-26-2014 12:47 AM

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Tanner is a good WR wont be surprised if he ends up back in NOLA if someone, god forbid, goes down

Mr.Riaton 08-26-2014 07:16 AM

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I wonder what he lacks thats keeping him from making the team

halloween 65 08-26-2014 07:45 AM

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Maybe he catches on with another team. My heart goes out to him.

K Major 08-26-2014 08:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr.Riaton (Post 605793)
I wonder what he lacks thats keeping him from making the team

Big heart but lacks the physical tools and talent required at this level.

saintsfan1976 08-26-2014 08:40 AM

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Originally Posted by K Major (Post 605799)
Big heart but lacks the physical tools and talent required at this level.

Disagree. Talent in front of him has always been an issue.

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