- Pat Yasinskas, ESPN Staff Writer
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Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas
No real surprises in the first wave of cuts by the New Orleans Saints, but there was one other move that was a little disappointing.
The Saints placed rookie wide receiver Adrian Arrington on the injured reserve list, which ends his season. Arrington, a seventh-round draft pick, had been very impressive early in training camp and seemed to have a real shot to be the No. 4 or 5 receiver. But a case of turf toe sidelined Arrington and didn't seem to be getting much better.
The Saints couldn't afford to keep Arrington on the active roster. The one bright side is Arrington will get to spend the year sitting in on meetings and will have an opportunity to get completely healthy. That's just the opposite of what happened with rookie receiver Robert Meachem last year. Meachem wasn't able to be a factor in his rookie year because he was running with a limp for about half the season.
In other moves, the Saints released safety Lance Schulters, defensive end Jeremy Geathers, tight end Ronnie Ghent, defensive end Marcus Pittman, safety David Roach, guard Isaiah Ross and tackle Brian Stamper. That leaves the roster at 67 players and the Saints have to get down to 53 by Saturday afternoon.