NFC South: Digger Bujnoch

Saints make roster cuts

September, 5, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas


The Saints just announced they are down to 53 players. They took several different routes to get there.

Tight end Billy Miller, fullback Olaniyi Sobomehin and safety Chip Vaughn were placed on the injured-reserve list. Receiver Adrian Arrington, guard Nate Bennett, tackle Michael Brown, center Digger Bujnoch, running back Herb Donaldson, guard Tim Duckworth, cornerback Danny Gorrer, receiver Skyler Green, defensive tackle Earl Heyman, running back P.J. Hill, tight end Martrez Milner, tackle Jeremy Parnell, defensive tackle DeMario Pressley, receiver Courtney Roby, receiver Matt Simon and linebacker Anthony Waters.

The following veterans had their contracts terminated: offensive lineman Anthony Davis, quarterback Joey Harrington and defensive end Paul Spicer.

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

The career of Alex Fletcher has come to a premature end. Fletcher, offensive lineman, was trying to make it with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent from Stanford.

But recent medical exams determined Fletcher has only one kidney.

"He has one kidney and the one kidney he has needs some work,'' coach Sean Payton told the media Monday. "That becomes an immediate stop to playing football. I think he's going to be done playing football."

The Saints placed Fletcher on the reserve/retired list. They signed center Digger Bujnoch to fill his roster spot. Bujnoch previously has spent time with the Giants and Bengals and is the son of former NFL lineman Glenn Bujnoch.

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