The final week of the season is almost over. And the Saints and the rest of the

NFL have the task of locking down their final 53-man roster in the coming days.

New Orleans began the cut parting ways with rookie defensive tackle Josh Black.

The news comes via Nick Underhill, who is part of the New Orleans Football Network.

Black, an unaffiliated free agent based out of Syracuse, signed

with the Saints in May after attending the Bears' three-day minicamp.

During his six years with Orange, Black appeared

in 59 games and was an All-ACC honorable mention in 2021.

At 6-3, 290-pounds, Black recorded 155 tackles,

eight sacks, and 24 TFLs on the defensive front of Syracuse.