Saints put Ivory on PUP list, trim roster to 53
Saturday, September 3, 2011
METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- The New Orleans Saints put last season's leading rusher on the physically unable to perform list Saturday, while cutting two special teams stalwarts in trimming the roster to an NFL-mandated 53 players.
Chris Ivory, who led New Orleans with 716 yards rushing in 2010, has yet to recover from offseason foot surgery or sports hernia surgery. He's out at least six weeks.
Safeties Chris Reis and Pierson Prioleau were let go after being key members of the Saints' special teams unit the past two seasons.
The Saints also waived linebacker Nate Bussey, a seventh-round draft pick.
Meanwhile, training camp standouts Joique Bell, a running back, and Tom Johnson, a defensive tackle, made the roster.