Every year, teams have to make tough decisions as they trim their rosters from 80 to 53.

During the final week of preseason, the Saints released six players on Sunday.

Among the players in question are defensive backs Brian Allen and Quenton Meeks,

Defense linemen Josh Black, Derrick Kelly, Khalique Washington, and Abram Smith.

As all three of these players have experience playing in the NFL during regular season,

The team will likely bring back Allen, Meeks, and Kelly to its practice squad.

There are 21 players left on the Saints' roster after those six cuts. Tuesday's deadline is 4 PM.

New Orleans also let go Kevin White. A settlement was reached with the team.