METAIRIE, La. – 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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