Colin Buchanan

Saints Cut S Shiloh Keo

The Saints have cut veteran safety Shiloh Keo, Field Yates of tweets. He was signed to a new one-year deal this March but the Saints did not want to bring him into camp this summer. "<strong

Keo was a former draft pick of the Texans who joined the 2015 Super Bowl champion Broncos late in the season. He re-upped with the Broncos for another year, but Denver dropped him while he was serving a two-game suspension for a DUI. The Saints signed him in November 2016 and re-signed him to a new pact this spring, but he apparently wasn’t impressing in practice. In his ten games for the Broncos and Saints in 2016, Keo recovered three fumbles while failing to record a tackle.

Even with Keo gone, the Saints still have a ton of safeties under contract. Vonn Bell and Kenny Vaccaro are slated to start with second-round pick Marcus Williams, free agent Rafael Bush, and several others in support. In reality, there might be only one safety spot up for grabs after Williams and Bush.

In addition to Keo, the Saints also cut wide receiver Ahmad Fulwood, defensive back Anthony Gaitor, tackle Andrew Lauderdale, guard Clint Van Horn, and guard Colin Buchanan.

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Minor NFL Transactions: 5/12/17

Here are today’s minor moves.

  • A day after being waived by the Bills, cornerback Marcus Roberson landed with the Texans via waiver claim, Field Yates of reports (Twitter link, per’s Mike Rodak). Roberson represents another member of the Bills’ cornerback contingent to be added elsewhere, joining Stephon Gilmore and Nickell Robey-Coleman.
  • The Ravens now have all the players to whom they extended an RFA or ERFA tender to signed. ERFA inside linebacker Lamar Louis signed his tender today, Jeff Zreibec of the Baltimore Sun tweets.
  • After giving rookie UDFA Colin Buchanan a $10K signing bonus, the Saints waived him with a “left squad” designation, Nick Underhill of The Advocate reports (on Twitter). The Saints also guaranteed $10K of the Miami (Ohio) product’s rookie salary, per Underhill (on Twitter).
  • The Colts signed free agent DT Josh Boyd and waived OLB Curt Maggitt with an injury settlement.

Saints, 12 UDFAs Reach Deals

The Saints have agreed to deals with 12 undrafted free agents, all of whom are listed below.