August 29, 2008

Ax Falls On Some With More To Come; Arrington To IR

Veteran safety Schulters doesn't stick with Saints, biggest decisions yet to come for front office

The Saints announced some picks on Friday and will announce more on Saturday as the league's 53-man deadline approaches.

Seventh round pick WR Adrian Arrington, the star of the first week and a half of training camp before suffering a turf toe injury in the preseason opener, has been placed on injured reserve. Arrington has been unable to practice since the injury, and marks the second of the Saints' 2008 draft class to have his rookie season ended by injury.

Fourth round pick DT DeMario Pressley was placed on injured reserve early in training camp, after aggravating an old foot fracture.

Veteran safety Lance Schulters, a Saints only for a matter of days, was cut by the team. The veteran journeyman had six tackles and an interception in the last two preseason games with the Saints, and wore the uniform for only 11 days.

The team also waived DE Jeremy Geathers, veteran TE Ronnie Ghent, rookie DE Marcus Pittman, rookie S David Roach, G Isaiah Ross and T Brian Stamper.

Still to be decided are the Saints' lineup at wide receiver, where Skyler Green and Lance Moore both remain on the roster for now, and at placekicker where veteran Martin Gramatica and rookie Taylor Melhaff have been competing.

The Saints must make 14 more cuts, their most difficult by far, before 3pm on Saturday.

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