Keyunta Dawson

Saints Cut Shayne Graham, Others

5:30pm: The Saints have been busy this afternoon, notably letting go of veterans Champ Bailey and Robert Meachem. The team officially announced their moves via a press release, and the team’s transactions that were not previously reported are below:


  • Matt Armstrong, C
  • Todd Davis, ILB
  • Derek Dimke, K
  • Nic Jacobs, TE
  • Tavon Rooks, OT
  • Pierre Warren, S


2:00pm: The Saints began the process of cutting their roster down to 53 players yesterday when they released fullback Greg Jones, and the team has made plenty more moves today. Here’s the list of players no longer on New Orleans’ active roster:

Saints Re-Sign Keyunta Dawson

The Saints have signed Keyunta Dawson to a one-year, minimum-salary contract extension, reports Brian McIntyre (via Twitter). The veteran DE/OLB received a $5K guaranteed signing bonus in the deal, according to McIntyre.

Dawson, 28, has only played in 13 games over the last three seasons, and he saw just 105 snaps with the Saints in his 2013 stint with the team. In those six games with New Orleans, he recorded three tackles and a half-sack, and forced a fumble.

Dawson’s cap number will be $575K for 2014, though assuming he earns a spot on the roster and remains in the league for the entire season, he’ll earn a slightly larger salary than that.