Kicker John Kasay is among the casualties as the Saints trimmed their roster to 53 Friday.
Also, fourth round pick, wide receiver Nick Toon was placed on injured reserve. Toon is not officially out for the season. Under new rules agreed upon by the NFL and the Players Association, each team can bring back one player off the injured reserve list each season.
Here are the moves:
The following players were waived by the Saints: LB Kadarron Anderson, DE Braylon Broughton, LB Ezra Butler, QB Sean Canfield, DE Alex Daniels, TE Michael Higgins, CB Nick Hixson, S Jerico Nelson, G DeOnt’ae Pannell, T Aderious Simmons, WR Andy Tanner, C/G Matt Tennant and LB Lawrence Wilson.
The following players were placed on reserve/injured: RB Joe Banyard, S Jose Gumbs, CB Marquis Johnson and WR Nick Toon.