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Saints include 12-time Pro Bowl CB Bailey, veteran WR Meachem, among final cuts

  • FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2014, file photo, New Orleans Saints cornerback Champ Bailey looks on before an NFL preseason football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis. After playing at an elite level for more than a decade, Bailey enters the final game of the preseason with little certainty about what kind of role he might fill on the Saints' secondary. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

    FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2014, file photo, New Orleans Saints cornerback Champ Bailey looks on before an NFL preseason football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis. After playing at an elite level for more than a decade, Bailey enters the final game of the preseason with little certainty about what kind of role he might fill on the Saints' secondary. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Baltimore Ravens defensive back Dominique Franks (42) breaks up a pass in the end zone intended for New Orleans Saints wide receiver Robert Meachem (17) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in New Orleans, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

    Baltimore Ravens defensive back Dominique Franks (42) breaks up a pass in the end zone intended for New Orleans Saints wide receiver Robert Meachem (17) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in New Orleans, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)  (The Associated Press)

The New Orleans Saints have included 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey, veteran receiver Robert Meachem and both kickers among their final preseason roster cuts.

The Saints have trimmed 22 players from the roster since Friday to get down to the 53-player regular-season limit by Saturday's deadline.

Receiver Nick Toon was among several young, relatively unproven players who survived final cuts. Others still with the club include undrafted rookie cornerback Brian Dixon; linebackers Kyle Knox and Kasim Edebali; and offensive lineman Senio Kelemente.

Included among final cuts were: receivers Brandon Coleman, Seantavious Jones and Charles Hawkins; cornerbacks Terrence Frederick, Trevin Wade and Derrius Brooks; running back Derrick Strozier, linebackers Keyunta Dawson and Todd Davis; fullback Greg Jones; and offensive linemen Jason Weaver, Marcel Jones, Tavon Rooks and Thomas Welch.

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