Former first-round pick Harrington cut

Updated: September 5, 2009, 6:22 PM ET
Associated Press

METAIRIE, La. -- Quarterback Joey Harrington and veteran defensive end Paul Spicer are among the 22 players who have been cut by the New Orleans Saints.

Saturday is the last day for NFL clubs to trim rosters to the regular-season maximum of 53 players.

Chip Vaughn, a 2009 fourth-round draft choice; veteran tight end Billy Miller; and fullback Olaniyi Sobomehin all were placed on injured reserve, ending their seasons.

Former Saints draft choices Adrian Arrington and DeMario Pressley also were cut, along with rookie running backs P.J. Hill and Herb Donaldson. A few of them could end up on the Saints' practice squad if they are not claimed off waivers by another team in the next 24 hours.


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