The Saints have cut veteran safety Shiloh Keo, Field Yates of ESPN.com 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.
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.