NEW ORLEANS, LA (WLOX) - On Tuesday New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton waived three injured players including veteran receiver Nick Toon and defensive back Vinnie Sunseri. Toon could rejoin the Saints down the road if no other team claims him off waivers within the next 24 hours.
Sunseri injured his knee in Sunday's loss to the Houston Texans and if he clears waivers he could be placed on the Saints injured reserve list.
Cornerback P.J. Williams and defensive end Anthony Spencer were placed on injured reserve and will be unavailable for the 2015 season.
The Saints picked up cornerback Sammy Seamster off waivers from Miami and terminated the contract of fullback Erik Loriq.
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton wasn't satisfied with last year's 7-win season. He made a number of moves during the off-season.
However, those players haven't contributed much in training camp or in preseason games.
Running back C.J. spiller underwent minor knee surgery and it's not known when he will return. Defensive back Brandon Browner hasn't made an impact due to an injury and cornerback Jairus Byrd continues to watch from the sidelines due to an injury he suffered last season.
Quarterback Drew Brees hasn't seen much action during the preseason and don't expect him to play much, if at all, when the Saints travel to Green Bay Thursday night at 6:00 in the final preseason game of the 2015 season. Fans can watch the Saints-Packers clash live on WLOX-ABC.
Brees isn't too concerned with so many players out with injuries, players who were projected to make an impact for New Orleans this season.
"I think you understand that injuries are part of the thing unfortunately especially maybe veteran players that at times you are trying to monitor reps and do certain things to make sure you are not over working those guys, "stated Brees. "Sometimes, and I'm not saying that's what happened, a lot of those cases are freak deals that are sidelining these guys for a period of time. Continuity's important; obviously you want more reps you can have together."
Brees says all those guys are smart guys and have played enough football and will be ready when they are healthy and able.
You can expect backup quarterback Ryan Griffin, the former Tulane standout to get more playing time against the Packers on Thursday. He saw limited playing time in the setback to Houston on Sunday. Griffin is trying to make the final roster cut along with rookie quarterback Garrett Grayson. One of those younger quarterbacks could be cut. Payton will most likely keep veteran Luke McCown as the backup behind Brees.
Free agent wide receiver Willie Snead has enjoyed an excellent training camp and preseason and it's going to be interesting to see if he can survive the final roster or at least crack the practice squad.