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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; JP, Would it surprise you to see Swann get cut? FWIW, I thought Finnegan has played well over the last two weeks. He was very good on that blitz and I still see some dawg in him. I hope Courtland ...

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Old 08-27-2016, 07:11 PM   #641
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Would it surprise you to see Swann get cut? FWIW, I thought Finnegan has played well over the last two weeks. He was very good on that blitz and I still see some dawg in him. I hope Courtland sticks because he plays the game ole school... we will need a veteran who can still play the position and also teach.

Here is the quick video of the play I'm speaking of ...

https://www.instagram.com/p/BJn0KeRD35h/
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Wouldn't surprise me. Too many concussions. The more you get the worse it is. Austin Collie's career was cut short for the same reason.
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JP,
Would it surprise you to see Swann get cut? FWIW, I thought Finnegan has played well over the last two weeks. He was very good on that blitz and I still see some dawg in him. I hope Courtland sticks because he plays the game ole school... we will need a veteran who can still play the position and also teach.

Here is the quick video of the play I'm speaking of ...

https://www.instagram.com/p/BJn0KeRD35h/
Actually Major, was thinking Swann was expendable when the two rookie UDRFA played well and Finnegan was signed; when Westbank decided he wasn't gonna be healthy until he was just gonna show up for Game 1, started posting a week before he was done; and when Swann didn't get the message when WB was released, knew he was next and we had the numbers (Breaux, Williams, Harris, Finnegan, Crawley, Dixon) to lose Swann as welll...
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Old 08-28-2016, 07:18 AM   #644
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New Orleans Saints snap counts: Five healthy players sit vs. Steelers

By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
on August 27, 2016 at 4:11 PM, updated August 27, 2016 at 4:13 PM

NFL teams typically use the third preseason game as a final tune-up for players who will actually contribute when the regular season begins in two weeks.

For any guy on the roster bubble, seeing action in the third exhibition can be a good sign. For other players, not entering the game can signal that coaches and scouts have already finished evaluations, for better or worse.

Five healthy players on the back end of the roster sat out Friday night's exhibition loss — wide receivers Reggie Bell and Jared Dangerfield, cornerback Brandon Dixon, long snapper Chris Highland and fullback Sione Houma.

With the Saints need to cut the roster from 89 to 75 by Tuesday at 4 p.m., that could be bad news for those guys. There's a chance the Saints are trying to hide some of these players so they can sneak them onto the practice squad, which would happen after the cut to 53 players next Saturday at 4 p.m.

In addition to the players who sat out completely, eight non-specialists played exclusively on special teams — cornerbacks Brandon Dixon and Jimmy Pruitt; linebackers Jeff Schoettmer, Dillon Lee and Tony Steward; tight end RaShaun Allen and safeties Trae Elston and Jamal Golden. Pruitt left late in the game with an injury.

Some of these players will have another chance to impress next week in the final preseason game, one in which many starters will sit, but others could soon be looking for a new team.

Here are a few other notable items from the snap-count report:

-A few players made their first preseason appearance this year after overcoming injuries. Defensive tackle John Jenkins played 12 snaps, fullback Austin Johnson played 13 and rookie tight end Garrett Griffin played 22.

-Running backs Tim Hightower (18 snaps) and Marcus Murphy (12) each played on offense this week after playing exclusively on special teams last week. Murphy suffered a concussion late in the fourth quarter.

-It's clear the Saints still don't know what their rotation at defensive end will look like behind Cameron Jordan and Kasim Edebali. Darryl Tapp (23) and Obum Gwacham (26) were the first backups off the bench, but a few others had ample opportunity. Davis Tull played 22 snaps, Bobby Richardson played 20 and Matt Shaughnessy played 17.

-Rookie Vonn Bell led the reserve safeties with 29 snaps. Roman Harper played 17 snaps, and Erik Harris had 12.


Source: New Orleans Saints snap counts: Five healthy players sit vs. Steelers | NOLA.com

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(excerpt from Key NFL dates for 2016-17: Roster cutdowns to 53 players is Sept. 3 - CBSSports.com)

Aug. 30: Prior to 4 p.m. ET, clubs must reduce their rosters to a maximum of 75 players on the Active List.

Sept. 1: Final Preseason Games.

Sept. 3: Prior to 4 p.m. ET, clubs must reduce rosters to a maximum of 53 players on the Active/Inactive List.

Sept. 3: Simultaneously with the cut-down to 53, clubs that have players in the categories of Active/Physically Unable to Perform or Active/Non-Football Injury or Illness must select one of the following options: place player on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform or Reserve/Non-Football Injury or Illness, whichever is applicable; request waivers; terminate contract; trade contract; or continue to count the player on the Active List.

Sept. 4: Claiming period for players placed on waivers at the final roster reduction will expire at noon ET.

Sept. 4: Upon receipt of the Personnel Notice at approximately 1 p.m. ET, clubs may establish a Practice Squad of 10 players. No club, including the player's prior club, will be permitted to sign a player to a Practice Player Contract until all clubs have received simultaneous notification via the above Personnel Notice that such player's prior NFL player contract has been terminated via the waiver system.

Sept. 5-9: In accordance with the 2016 Personnel (Injury) Report Policy, each club is required to file a Practice Report with its conference communications contact by 4 p.m. ET, (or as soon as possible after the completion of practice) every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for a regular season Saturday or Sunday game; Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday for a Thursday game; or Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for a Monday game.

Sept. 5-9: Each club must also file a weekly regular season Game Status Report with its conference communications contact by 4 p.m. ET (or as soon as possible after the completion of practice) on Wednesday for a Thursday game, Friday for a Saturday or Sunday game, and Saturday for a Monday game. An update must be reported if there is any change in a player's condition after the initial Game Status Report is filed.
Sept. 8: At noon ET, the Top 51 Rule expires for all NFL clubs.

Sept. 8, 11-12: Regular Season opens.

Oct. 2: NFL International Series, Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, London, England

Mid-October: Beginning on the sixth calendar day prior to a club's seventh regular season game (including any bye week) and continuing through the day after the conclusion of the 11th regular season weekend, clubs are permitted to begin practicing players on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform and Reserve/Non-Football Injury or Illness for a period not to exceed 21 days. Players may be activated during the 21-day practice period, or prior to 4 p.m. ET, on the day after the conclusion of the 21-day period, provided that no player may be activated to participate in a Week 6 game.

Mid-October: At any time after six weeks have elapsed since a player was placed on Reserve/Injured or Reserve/Non-Football Injury/Illness, each club is permitted to designate one player for return from either list to the club's 53-player Active/Inactive List.

The player who is "Designated For Return" must have suffered a major football-related or non-football-related injury after reporting to training camp and must have been placed on the applicable Reserve List after 4 p.m. ET, on the day after the final roster reduction.

A player whom the club wishes to designate for return is permitted to return to practice for a period not to exceed 21 days. The club is required to notify the League office that the player has been "Designated For Return" on the first day the player begins to practice. The player cannot be returned to the Active/Inactive List until eight weeks have elapsed since the date he was placed on Reserve.


Oct. 18-19: Fall League Meeting, Houston, Texas.

Oct. 23: NFL International Series, New York Giants vs. Los Angeles Rams, London, England.

Oct. 30: NFL International Series, Washington Redskins vs. Cincinnati Bengals, London, England.

Nov. 1: All trading ends for 2016 at 4 p.m. ET

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Old 08-28-2016, 12:53 PM   #646
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SAINTS DEPTH CHART - 2016 Projected Post-Tuesday Player Transactions

OFFENSE

QB (3) 9 -Drew Brees, 18 - Garrett Grayson, 7 - Luke McCown

RB (5) 22 - Mark Ingram, 28 - C.J. Spiller, 36 - Daniel Lasco, 29 - John Kuhn, 38 - Travaris Cadet,
23 - Marcus Murphy, 35 - Austin Johnson
WR (2) 10 - Brandin Cooks, 13 - Michael Thomas, 14 - R.J. Harris, 16 - Brandon Coleman, 19 - Jake Lampmann

LT (2) 72 - Terron Armstead, 79 - Joseph Cheek, 70 - Tony Hills

LG (2) 68 - Tim Lelito, 65 - Senio Kelemete

C (2) 60 - Max Unger, 66 - Jack Allen

RG (1) 75 - Andrus Peat, 78 - Landon Turner

RT (1) 64 - Zach Strief, 74 - Tyrus Thompson

TE (4) 82 - Coby Fleener, 89 - Josh Hill, 86 - Chris Manhertz, 45 - Garrett Griffin

SR (2) 83 - Willie Snead, 87 - Tommylee Lewis, 81 - Jordan Williams


DEFENSE

SDE (2) 94 - Cameron Jordan, 98 - Bobby Richardson, 63 - Darryl Tapp

DT (3) 90 - Nick Fairley, 93 - David Onyemata, 69 - C.J. Wilson, 99 - Sheldon Rankins

NT (2) 95 - Tyeler Davison, 96 - Ashaad Mabry, 92 - John Jenkins

WDE (2) 91 - Kasim Edebali, 58 - Obum Gwacham, 55 - Davis Tull

WLB (2) 59 - Dannell Ellerbe, 54 - Nate Stupar, 97 - Tony Steward

MLB (3) 53 - James Laurinaitis, 52 - Craig Robertson, 51 - Jeff Schoettmer

SLB (2) 50 - Stephone Anthony, 56 - Mike Mauti, 57 - Dillon Lee, 44 - Hau'oli Kikaha

LCB (2) 40 - Delvin Breaux, 49 - De’Vante Harris, 27 - Damian Swann

FS (3) 31 - Jairus Byrd, 48 - Vonn Bell, 30 - Erik Harris

SS (2) 32 - Kenny Vaccaro, 41 - Roman Harper, 26 - Trae Elston

RCB (3) 25 - P.J. Williams, 26 - Cortland Finnegan, 46 - Ken Crawley, 20 - Brian Dixon


KICKING

K (1) 3 - Connor Barth, 5 - Kai Forbath

P (1) 6 - Thomas Morstead

LS (1) 47 - Justin Drescher



RESERVE/PHYSICALLY UNABLE TO PERFORM

LB 44 - Hau'oli Kikaha



RESERVE/INJURED

FS 33 - Jamarca Sanford (Prior to Cut to 75)

CB 24 - Kyle Wilson (Prior to Cut to 75)

WR 12 - Kyle Prater (Prior to Cut to 75)

DE 77 - D.J. Pettway (Prior to Cut to 75)

TE 84 - Michael Hoomanawanui (Prior to Cut to 53)

DB 43 - Jimmy Pruitt (Prior to Cut to 53)



RESERVE/NON-FOOTBALL INJURY

DE 76 - Mitchell Loewen

OL 67 - Avery Young



Projected Starter

Veteran Free Agent Acquisition

Reserve/Injured/PUP/Non-Football Injury

Draft Selection/UDRFA/Future

Note: Jersey Numbers based on Nola.com, Twitter, and NewOrleansSaints.com Images and Reports

Note: Roster Unit Nos.: Offense - 33, Defense - 36, Kicking - 4, Total Roster - 73

Note: Believe Saints Personnel tries to bring in at least one offensive lineman and one big (i.e. 6' 2"+) receiver why roster is 73 instead of 75

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NFL roster cuts tracker: Teams trimming to 75 players - NFL.com
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I see Seantavius Jones (former Saint) already got the tap.
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Triplett has Dixon making it over Finnegan? I'd be careful there.
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