The Saints cut WR Adrian Arrington and FB Korey Hall on Saturday and placed seventh round pick T Marcel Jones on injured reserve with a left knee injury.
With starting defensive end Will Smith no longer suspended, the team activated him from the suspended list. LB Jonathan Vilma remained a temporary roster exception.
Arrington, a long-time member of the Saints' practice squad, is not eligible to re-join the Saints on that squad.
After these moves, the Saints went into the season opener with only 50 men on the roster.