By John DeShazier
New Orleans Saints
METARIE, La — Cutdown day isn’t a primary reason that the NFL sometimes is chided as being the “No Fun League,” but cutdown day definitely can siphon a chunk of fun off a day.
Tuesday officially is the day that the New Orleans Saints, and every other NFL team, must trim their training camp roster to 53. The Saints began the process Sunday, waiving or reaching injury settlement with seven players. The remaining 74 must be reduced by 21 to reach the regular-season limit.
“This is probably the hardest week of the year, just because I know what these guys put into getting themselves ready to be a football player and play in the National Football League, whether it’s here or somewhere,” Coach Dennis Allen said. “It’s important for a lot of guys and it’s challenging and there’s a human element to it. But at the end of the day, we’ve got a great game but we have a really tough business, and this is part of the tough business part.