Saints make final preseason cuts

Associated Press Modified: August 31, 2012 at 9:35 pm •  Published: August 31, 2012
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METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have trimmed 22 players from their active roster, with veteran kicker John Kasay and veteran receiver Greg Camarillo among those let go.

The Saints also have placed four players on injured reserve, including cornerback Marquis Johnson (left knee) and rookie receiver Nick Toon (left foot).

Travaris Cadet, an undrafted rookie running back out of Appalachian State, remains on the team, meaning the Saints have five running backs on the roster.

However, he demonstrated his versatility with a strong preseason in which he scored two receiving touchdowns and had some solid returns of punts and kicks.

Second-year receiver Joe Morgan, who was undrafted out of Walsh University in Ohio last year, also remains on the roster after making 15 catches for 182 yards and two TDs in the preseason, including a 53-yard score.

The decision to drop the 42-year-old Kasay means Garrett Hartley, a 2009-10 playoff star who spent last season on injured reserve with a right hip injury, will head into Week 1 of the regular season as the Saints' place kicker again.

Receiver Adrian Arrington, who did not play in the preseason because of a right knee injury, was kept on the active roster, as was veteran tight end Daniel Graham, who was picked up after preseason started.