NEW ORLEANS (AP) -Running back Antonio Pittman, the Saints' fourth-round draft choice, was among 12 players cut by New Orleans on Saturday.
Quarterback Tyler Palko was also cut, although he appeared to be a strong candidate for the team's practice squad should he clear waivers.
Also waived by the Saints were: safety Curry Burns; guard Tim Duckworth; fullback Kevin Dudley; defensive end Willie Evans; wide receiver Tramain Hall; cornerback and fifth-round draft choice David Jones; linebacker Marvin Mitchell; cornerback Anwar Phillips; safety Chris Reis; and guard Dave Yovanovits.
Once those players clear waivers, the Saints may sign up to eight of them back onto their practice squad. Palko is a likely candidate, given that New Orleans has only two quarterbacks on its active roster.
Palko was the Saints' third quarterback until the final day of the preseason, but turned in a dismal performance, including mishandling three snaps, during the second half of New Orleans' final preseason game - a 7-0 victory over Miami on Thursday night.
The Saints also terminated the contract of defensive end Anton Palepoi, making him an immediate free agent.
Among those still on the active roster is running back Pierre Thomas, who scored three touchdowns in the Saints' last two preseason games.

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Patriots' Season Win Total Prediction With Tom Brad suspended for the first four games of the season, are the New England Patriots still a good bet to win over 11 games this...
Thumbnail Panthers 2016 Win Total Prediction Will the Carolina Panthers repeat the success they had a season ago and once again go over their season win total set by oddsmakers?
Thumbnail Bengals, Jaguars set for exhibition shootout For a team expected to take the next step in 2016, the Jaguars have displayed very little punch during the preseason. Does that change in tonight’s...
Thumbnail Chargers vs. Vikings Pick Will the Minnesota Vikings be able to pick up another preseason win when they host the San Diego Chargers at 1PM ET?
Thumbnail Cowboys' 2016 Super Bowl odds drop Quarterback Tony Romo will miss between 6-10 weeks with a back injury and the odds that the Cowboys will win the 2016 Super Bowl have...
More inNFL Articles  

NFL Team Pages