The deadline to make the transactions is 5pm central time. While we are waiting, lets revisit our August 2 article on training camp battles. It was a different time then, when Malcolm Jenkins had yet to sign, before Rod Harper returned two punts for touchdowns, before Mike Bell's Houston takeoff, before Anthony Hargrove's emergence as a starting contender at defensive tackle.
Meanwhile, around the league:
- The Giants will join a number of teams around the league in keeping only two quarterbacks on the roster. We expect the Saints to cut Joey Harrington and do the same.
- Former Saints running game coordinator Doug Marrone is starting his career as head coach at Syracuse.
- Haslett-era assistant coach Turk Schonert has been fired from the offensive coordinator job in Buffalo a week before the season starts. Kansas City and Tampa Bay have also fired their OC's.
- The Dolphins have cut former short-time CB Joey Thomas.
- Former Saints draft pick DT Rodney Leisle and QB Tyler Palko were cut by the Cardinals.
- Former Saints draft pick DT Jason Jefferson was cut by Atlanta.
- Short-time Saint Biren Ealy was cut by Baltimore.
- Former Saints draft pick Taylor Melhaff was cut by Minnesota.
- Former Saints punter Glenn Pakulak was cut by the Jets.
- Former Saint and Voodoo FB Dan Curran was cut by Seattle.
- Bobby Hebert's son T-Bob, a redshirt freshman, has won the starting center job at LSU, though runner-up Paul Lonergan will play.
- Former Saints executive Arnold Fielkow is considering a run for mayor of New Orleans.