The New Orleans Saints have knocked their roster down to 53 by waiving a number of players Saturday.
Among the offense players let go are center Matt Armstrong , wide receivers Seantavius Jones , Brandon Coleman and Charles Hawkins , tight end Nic Jacobs , guards Jason Weaver and Marcel Jones , tackles Tavon Rooks and Thomas Welch and running backs Greg Jones and Derrick Strozier .
The defenders cut loose are cornerbacks Trevin Wade , Terrence Frederick and Derrius Brooks , linebackers Keyunta Dawson and Todd Davis , tackle Lawrence Virgil , safety Pierre Warren .
Placekickers Shayne Graham and Derek Dimke are also out.
With the 202nd pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints selected offensive tackle Tavon Rooks from Kansas State.
The 6-foot-5, 280-pound offensive lineman spent two years with the Wildcats after spending his first two seasons in junior college. He was a two-time All-Big 12 honorable mention while at Kansas State.