Saints cut Bouman, Bryant and add five new players

Updated: September 3, 2006, 9:25 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Saints released five players Sunday, including backup quarterback Todd Bouman and defensive lineman Tony Bryant, to make room for five new players claimed off waivers.

The three other players released were defensive back Anwar Phillips, tackle Ben Archibald and wide receiver Bethel Johnson. Johnson sprained his knee on a kick return during a preseason game against Minnesota.

The new players were tackle Rob Pettiti, defensive back DeJuan Groce, defensive back Curtis Deloatch, wide receiver Terrance Copper and defensive end Michael Haynes.

Bouman had been in the league for nine years, the last three with the Saints and the other six with Minnesota. He would have been the Saints' third quarterback, but a relatively expensive one.

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