NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Saints made the final 20 transactions Saturday before the 3 p.m. Central time deadline to get the roster down to 53 players.

The first move Saturday was a bit unexpected with the release of core special teams player Chris Banjo. He played two-plus seasons with the team and had more than 600 snaps on special teams over his two full seasons in New Orleans. 

Among Friday cuts were eight-year veteran running back Jacquizz Rodgers and LSU products Travin Dural and Cyril Grayson Jr., both wideouts.

Scroll down for full list of roster moves over the span of two days.

Waived: 

RB Devine Ozigbo

FB Shane Smith

TE Dan Arnold

TE Alize Mack

WR Emmanuel Butler

WR Simmie Cobbs Jr., 

WR Travin Dural

WR Cyril Grayson Jr.

WR Lil'Jordan Humphrey

OL Fisayo Awolaja

OL Marcus Henry

OL Derrick Kelly

DE Corbin Kaufusi

LB Porter Gustin

LB Drew Lewis

LB Darnell Sankey

DB T.J. Green

DB Terrell Williams

Released:

RB Michael Burton

RB Jacquizz Rodgers

RB Kerwynn Williams

TE A.J. Derby

OL Ryan Groy

OL Michael Ola

DE Geneo Grissom

DE Ziggy Hood

DT Sylvester Williams

DB Chris Banjo

CB Kayvon Webster

On injured reserve:

OL Marshall Newhouse

OL Cameron Tom

LB Josh Martin

LB Colton Jumper

LB Will Compton

DB Marcus Sherels

Suspended:

DT David Onyemata