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NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
72Armstead, Terron T6-53047/23/19913Arkansas-Pine Bluff
27Baker, Edwin RB5-82106/1/19911Michigan State
36Ball, Marcus DB6-12097/21/19872Memphis
67Becton, Nick T6-63232/11/19903Virginia Tech
 Breaux, Delvin DB6-119610/25/1989RLouisiana State
9Brees, Drew QB6-02091/15/197915Purdue
60Brewster, Michael C6-43057/27/19893Ohio State
39Browner, Brandon DB6-42218/2/19846Oregon State
77Bunkley, Brodrick NT6-230611/23/198310Florida State
25Bush, Rafael FS5-112005/12/19875South Carolina State
31Byrd, Jairus FS5-1020310/7/19867Oregon
80Charles, Orson TE6-32541/27/19913Georgia
16Coleman, Brandon WR6-62256/22/19921Rutgers
12Colston, Marques WR6-42256/5/198310Hofstra
10Cooks, Brandin WR5-101899/25/19932Oregon State
20Davis, A.J. DB6-01837/6/19893Jacksonville State
95Deaderick, Brandon (FA) DE6-43058/19/19876Alabama
20Dixon, Brian DB6-01954/26/19902Northwest Missouri State
47Drescher, Justin LS6-12351/1/19886Colorado
91Edebali, Kasim OLB6-22538/17/19892Boston College
59Ellerbe, Dannell LB6-124511/29/19857Georgia
73Evans, Jahri G6-43188/22/198310Bloomsburg
52Fokou, Moise LB6-12438/28/19857Maryland
97Foster, Glenn DE6-42855/31/19903Illinois
59Franklin, Jerry LB6-12451/10/19883Arkansas
37Frederick, Terrence CB5-101872/10/19902Texas A&M
93Galette, Junior OLB6-22583/27/19886Stillman
67Golic, Mike G6-43009/28/19891Notre Dame
55Goodwin, Jonathan (FA) C6-331812/2/197814Michigan
3Graham, Shayne K6-021012/9/197713Virginia Tech
4Griffin, Ryan QB6-520611/17/19892Tulane
98Haralson, Parys OLB6-02551/24/198410Tennessee
79Harris, Bryce T6-63001/16/19894Fresno State
57Hawthorne, David ILB6-02465/14/19858Texas Christian
76Hicks, Akiem DE6-532411/16/19894Regina (Canada)
89Hill, Josh TE6-52505/21/19903Idaho State
5Hopkins, Dustin K6-219310/1/19902Florida State
53Humber, Ramon ILB5-112328/10/19877North Dakota State
22Ingram, Mark RB5-921512/21/19895Alabama
33Jean-Baptiste, Stanley CB6-32184/12/19902Nebraska
92Jenkins, John NT6-33597/11/19893Georgia
35Johnson, Austin FB6-22406/16/19892Tennessee
15Jones, Seantavius WR6-32008/9/19921Valdosta State
94Jordan, Cameron DE6-42877/10/19895California
65Kelemete, Senio G6-33005/10/19903Washington
58Knox, Kyle LB6-12203/10/19892Fresno State
68Lelito, Tim C6-43157/21/19893Grand Valley State
28Lewis, Keenan CB6-12085/17/19867Oregon State
41Lorig, Erik FB6-425011/17/19866Stanford
7McCown, Luke (FA) QB6-42177/12/198112Louisiana Tech
17Meachem, Robert (FA) WR6-22159/28/19849Tennessee
76Miller, Andrew G6-42964/24/19901Virginia Tech
13Morgan, Joseph WR6-11843/23/19885Walsh
6Morstead, Thomas P6-42353/8/19867Southern Methodist
42Opurum, Toben RB6-125011/18/19901Kansas
21Phillips, Kenny DB6-221711/24/19865Miami (Fla.)
56Powell, Ronald OLB6-32375/14/19912Florida
29Robinson, Khiry RB6-022012/28/19893West Texas A&M
38Sanford, Jamarca SS5-102008/27/19857Mississippi
18Saunders, Jalen WR5-91659/30/19922Oklahoma
83Snead, Willie WR5-1119510/17/19921Ball State
93Spencer, Anthony LB6-32651/23/19849Purdue
28Spiller, C.J. RB5-112008/5/19876Clemson
64Strief, Zach T6-73209/22/198310Northwestern
43Sunseri, Vinnie SAF5-112109/27/19932Alabama
14Tanner, Andy WR6-01835/16/19882Midwestern State
23Thomas, Pierre (FA) RB5-1121512/18/19849Illinois
88Toon, Nick WR6-421811/4/19884Wisconsin
60Unger, Max T6-53054/14/19866Oregon
32Vaccaro, Kenny SS6-02142/15/19913Texas
62Virgil, Lawrence DT6-42901/20/19911Valdosta State
42Warren, Pierre FS6-22008/16/19922Jacksonville State
82Watson, Benjamin TE6-325512/18/198012Georgia
20Wilson, Kyle DB5-101905/30/19876Boise State
49Zimmerman, Ty DB6-12046/23/19902Kansas State
 
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Jerry Franklin
News
Tackle Terron Armstead is the lone injured player on the inactive list released by the Saints for their Week 17 game against Tampa Bay. He is dealing with a neck issue that prevented him from practicing all week.

The healthy scratches are wide receiversSeantavius Jones and Brandon Coleman, cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste, linebackers Jerry Franklin and Moise Fokou and safety Kenny Vaccaro.

The inclusion of the embattled Vaccaro is not a good sign for the 2013 first-round pick.

Senio Kelemete
News
The Saints signed offensive lineman Senio Kelemete to a one-year contract extension on Monday.

Kelemete confirmed the news on his personal Twitter account, writing, "Just signed another 1 year deal with the @Saints #GloryToGod for the opportunity 2015 is my year!"

Kelemete appeared in 10 games for the Saints in 2014. Before this one-year extension, Kelemete was set to be an exclusive-rights free agent.

Brandin Cooks
News
The Saints "appear to be shopping everyone but Drew Brees and Brandin Cooks," reports ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, adding the team is undergoing a "complete retool." New Orleans traded tight end Jimmy Graham to the Seahawks and starting guard Ben Grubbs to the Chiefs.

The Saints reportedly are actively shopping wideout Kenny Stills, who caught 63 passes for 931 yards and three touchdowns last season.

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Injury
Thumb - IR. Out for season
Terron Armstead
News
Saints tackle Terron Armstead told reporters Monday he will not need surgery on his injured neck, ESPN. Armstead sat out the final two games with the injury and indicated he may be fully recovered in approximately a month.
Glenn Foster
News
The Saints placed defensive end Glenn Foster on injured reserve after he hurt his knee in Sunday's loss to the Lions. Foster, 24, appeared in five games this season.
Injury
Knee - IR. Out for season
Jahri Evans
News
Saints coach Sean Payton said that the team has a plan in place to rework guard Jahri Evans' contract to help create salary cap space, per ESPN's Mike Triplett

Evans is scheduled to make $6.8 million salary in 2015 and cost $11 million against the cap. 

The team might also extend defensive end Cameron Jordan's contract. Jordan is entering the last year of his contract and is scheduled to make $6.969 million this year.

Ronald Powell
News
The Saints declared defensive back Corey White, wideout Seantavius Jones, defensive back Stanley Jean-Baptiste, linebacker Moise Fokou, nose tackle Lawrence Virgil, offensive tackle Nick Becton and linebacker Ronald Powell inactive for Monday's game at Chicago.

It's the first time all season White has been inactive. He's a healthy scratch despite starting nine games and racking up 52 tackles, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a sack.



Jalen Saunders
News
The Saints have cut running back Brian Leonard and picked up wide receiver Jalen Saunders off the Seahawks' practice squad, a source has told ESPN.
Ramon Humber
News
The Saints announced that they have reached a new two-year contract with special teams captain Ramon Humber

Humber has spent the previous five seasons with the Saints. He started six games at linebacker a year ago and totaled 50 tackles, one sack and one pass deflection. Humber had a season-best 12 tackles in a Week 10 game against the 49ers. 

Pierre Thomas
News
The Redskins are interested in running back Pierre Thomas, according to a report from ESPN.com. However, the Redskins want to wait until after the draft before making a decision on whether or not they want to bring him in. 

Thomas is a dual-threat back in the running and passing games. In 2014, he ran for 222 yards and two touchdowns, and totaled 378 receiving yards and one touchdown. 

Injury
Ribs - IR. Out for season.
Delvin Breaux
No Updates
Benjamin Watson
News
Saints coach Sean Payton on Wednesday talked up tight end Josh Hill, who should get more opportunities with the trade of Jimmy Graham to Seattle. "Josh Hill is a player we value a lot," Payton said, per the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Hill, 24, is a 6-5, 250-pounder who caught five touchdowns last season. He finished with 14 catches for 176 yards while playing every game.

Hill and Benjamin Watson, 34, are the team's top tight ends following Graham's departure.

Cameron Jordan
News
The Saints are negotiating a contract extension with defensive end Cameron Jordan, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Jordan is entering the last year of his deal and will earn just under $7 million this season.

Jordan, 25, has 20 sacks over the past two seasons.

Brian Dixon
News
Saints cornerback Brian Dixon was arrested in Miami on Sunday morning. He's been charged with resisting an officer, per the Times-Picayune.

According to the New Orleans Advocate, Dixon was pulled over for riding a moped. He questioned the officer about why that wasn't permitted, which led to his arrest. 

Dixon was booked at 5:50 AM and was being held on $1,000 bond. The team is aware of the incident, and NFL security is investigating. 

Later in the morning, Dixon tweeted, "It hurts to know that I wasn't causing no trouble and was fully cooperating. :( "

Shayne Graham
News
The Saints have re-signed kicker Shayne Graham and outside linebacker Parys Haralson to league minimum contracts for 2015, reports NOLA.com.

Graham, who is entering his 15th season in the league, will earn $970,000 and Haralson, entering his 10th season, will earn $870,000.

Graham went 19 of 22 on field goals in 2014 with a long of 50 yards and also went 46 of 47 on extra points. Haralson totaled 35 tackles for the Saints in 2014 with three sacks.

Erik Lorig
News
The Saints got myriad contributions in their Week 15 win in Chicago. Among them, wideout Nick Toon caught all four of his targets for 43 yards, but lost a fumble. Running back Khiry Robinson ran three times for 10 yards and caught two passes for 10 yards.

Fullback Erik Lorig had a 1-yard carry. Tight end Benjamin Watson added a 5-yard grab.

They'll all face Atlanta on Sunday.

Anthony Spencer
News
The Saints signed defensive end Anthony Spencer to a one-year contract Friday, the team announced.

Spencer has spent his entire eight-year career playing for the Cowboys. After he played in only one game during the 2013 season because of a knee injury, Spencer returned in 2014 and played in 13 games and totaled 12 sacks.

Toben Opurum
News
The Texans put cornerback Johnathan Joseph (toe) and running back Deji Karim (clavicle) on injured reserve and signed running backs Ray Graham and Toben Opurum.
Kyle Knox
News
The Saints have cleared four probables for their Week 14 game against Carolina, including running backs Travaris Cadet (hamstring), Khiry Robinson (forearm) and Mark Ingram (ankle/toe). The other is linebacker Kyle Knox (hand).

A.J. Davis
News
The Saints signed linebacker Todd Davis, an undrafted free agent out of Sacramento State, and waived cornerback A.J. Davis, who spent last season on injured reserve.
Injury
Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
Andrew Miller
News
The Saints have cut defensive lineman Garrison Smith and offensive lineman DeMarcus Love from their practice squad and added offensive lineman Andrew Miller .

Smith and Miller are both rookies.

Mike Golic
News
The Saints signed offensive lineman Mike Golic Jr. on Thursday, reports NBCSports.com.

It is Golic's second stint with the Saints. Golic was released by the Saints last offseason. He is the son of former NFL defensive lineman Mike Golic.

Jairus Byrd
News
The Saints have restructured the contract for safety Jairus Byrd, as they move closer to getting under the 2015 salary cap, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

New Orleans cleared $4.8 million of cap space by converting Byrd's $6 million roster bonus into a signing bonus. His cap number also dropped from $10.3 million to $5.5 million with the restructure.

Byrd, 28, signed a six-year, $54 million deal with the Saints in 2013, but has missed 17 games over the past two seasons. He announced Wednesday that he's officially cleared for the 2015 season, after having surgery last October to fix a torn meniscus in his knee.

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Injury
Knee - IR. Out for the season
Kenny Phillips
News
The Eagles released safety Kenny Phillips, who continues to battle knee problems. Phillips started 41 games for the Giants from 2008-12 before signing with Philly.
Drew Brees
News
Despite the trade rumors that were being floated around by the NFL media, Saints quarterback Drew Brees expects to retire with the team, reports the Times-Picayune.

Asked if he planned to retire with the Saints, Brees said, "I do, absolutely."

"But I also understand the reality of the business," he added. "You got to perform, you know. You got to give them reason to keep you around."

"I'll be honest with you, I really did not pay attention one bit," Brees said in an interview Thursday with WWL AM 870 radio.

"This is that time of year where I am very focused on family. ... I have a close enough relationship with everybody within the Saints organization that if something was going on, I would have heard about it from them. If there was any seriousness, you know, reality (to the rumors), that would be discussed. Anything that I hear or get wind of is typically false. False reports."

In 2014, Brees finished with his fewest touchdown passes (33) since 2010. Over his 14 seasons in the NFL, the 36-year-old has thrown for 56,033 yards with 396 touchdowns and 194 interceptions.

Parys Haralson
News
Veteran Saints linebacker Parys Haralson is hoping to finish his career on Bourbon Street. He isn't planning on retiring after this season, but he wants to remain with the tea m until his career comes to a close, according to NOLA.com.

"I like being with the Saints, so hopefully that will be my last stop whenever it's time for me to retire," Haralson said. "Maybe the Saints will be the last team I play with and I'll retire as a Saint. I'm not saying it'll be my last stop in the NFL, but I just don't want to be that guy that goes another year here, another year there, and then retires."

Haralson played all 16 games in 2014, totaling 35 tackles with three sacks. He also said he enjoys playing for defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.

"I'm not going to lie, I love playing for Rob, and knowing that he was going to be back, is something that I was fired up about," Haralson said. "Knowing that he was going to be back was like a plus."

C.J. Spiller
News
Saints running back C.J. Spiller spoke of frustration at a lack of playing time with the Bills upon coach Doug Marrone's arrival, as well as optimism about his role with his new team.

Marrone didn't believe Spiller hit holes hard enough and felt the back lost yards trying to dance around in the backfield making a big play that wasn't there, according to the Buffalo News. When the Bills broke huddle in the red zone, he was generally on the sideline - and as far away from Marrone as possible.

"It was frustrating," Spiller told the News. "I'm not going to sit here and say I was happy about the situation because I would be lying. ... Like any competitor, you want to be on the field, trying to help your team win, trying to score touchdowns. 

Spiller beleives he will receive a greater opportunity with the Saints, not only as a runner but as a pass receiver as well.

"I'm excited to get down to New Orleans," he said. "Coach (Sean) Payton knows how to get the ball to the running backs. ... At the same time, Drew (Brees) isn't going to force anything downfield, so he loves getting the backs involved in the passing game."

Akiem Hicks
News
The Saints have placed running back Pierre Thomas and defensive end Akiem Hicks on injured reserve and promoted Jerry Franklin and Brandon Coleman from their practice squad.

Thomas played a limited role in Week 16 against the Falcons, catching just two passes for 24 yards, before injuring his ribs and leaving the game. 

He finishes the year with 45 carries for 222 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. 

Brandon Coleman
News
Tackle Terron Armstead is the lone injured player on the inactive list released by the Saints for their Week 17 game against Tampa Bay. He is dealing with a neck issue that prevented him from practicing all week.

The healthy scratches are wide receiversSeantavius Jones and Brandon Coleman, cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste, linebackers Jerry Franklin and Moise Fokou and safety Kenny Vaccaro.

The inclusion of the embattled Vaccaro is not a good sign for the 2013 first-round pick.

Josh Hill
News
After trading trading Jimmy Graham to the Seahawks, tight end Josh Hill is ready to step into his new role with the Saints, according to the team's offical website.

“I think it might open a few opportunities for me as I continue to grow in my role and just do everything they ask me to do,” Hill said when asked about the trade of Graham to the Seahawks.

Hill recognized that Graham helped him transition from college to the professional level.

“It’s a big difference, especially coming from a smaller school and a smaller city," Hill said. "He was always there for me. We became pretty good friends over the past few years so it will definitely be different without him.”

Head coach Sean Payton believes that Hill is ready to step up.

“Josh Hill is a player that we value a lot," Payton said last week at the NFL annual meeting. "He’s not on anyone’s fantasy first three rounds, I promise you, but he’s a real good tight end. He’s versatile in the running game, in the pass receiving game, a special teams player.”

Hill, heading into his third year in the NFL, has recorded 20 receptions for 220 yards and six touchdowns. 

Ty Zimmerman
News
Saints wide receiver Andy Tanner, safety Ty Zimmerman and tackle Ty Nsekhe cleared waivers Tuesday and have been placed on injured reserve, the New Orleans Advocate reports.
Injury
Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
Austin Johnson
News
A knee injury has landed Saints fullback Austin Johnson on injured reserve. The team has activated tackle Nick Becton off the Giants practice squad to take his place on the roster.

Johnson hasn't played since Oct. 26. He finishes the season with 22 yards on eight carries and two receptions.

Injury
Knee - IR. Out for season
Terrence Frederick
News
Wide receiver Robert Meachem is the headliner among the seven healthy scratches on the inactive list posted by the Saints for their Sunday game against Carolina.

The others are defensive backs Stanley Jean-Baptiste and Terrence Frederick, nose tackle Lawrence Virgil, tackle Nick Becton, linebacker Moise Fokou and guard Senio Kelemete.

Zach Strief
News
Saints tackle Zach Strief has been cleared for action Sunday against Tampa Bay. He had been considered probable with a neck issue.
Jonathan Goodwin
News
The Saints have ruled out Khiry Robinson (arm) and Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder) for Sunday's game against the 49ers in Week 10. David Hawthorne (hand) was one of the only other players on New Orleans' final injury report ruled out for Sunday.

Jonathan Goodwin (knee, ankle) and Mark Ingram (shoulder) were deemed questionable. Kenny Stills (thigh) and Jimmy Graham (shoulder) were labeled probable for the game.

Kyle Wilson
News
The Saints agreed to terms with cornerback Kyle Wilson on Wednesday, the team announced.

Details of the contract were not disclosed. Wilson spent the last five seasons playing for the Jets. In 2014, he totaled 26 tackles and one sack. He has three career interceptions.

Michael Brewster
News
The Jaguars have pared down their roster to 53 on Saturday by cutting 20 players.

The players on that list are: C Michael Brewster, G Drew Nowak, DE Gerald Rivers, QB Ricky Stanzi, WR Chad Bumphis, FB Eric Kettani, TE Brandon Barden, OT Cody Booth, DL Deandre Coleman, DT Ricky Heimuli, S Craig Loston, QB Stephen Morris, K/P Kasey Redfern, G Tyler Shatley, TE D.J. Tialavea, LB Marcus Whitfield, WR Kerry Taylor, S Sherrod Martin, LB Nate Stupar and CB Jamell Fleming.
Brodrick Bunkley
News
Similar to last season, defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley has agreed to take a pay cut to stay with the Saints next season, reports Mike Triplett of ESPN on Friday. Terms of his restructured contract were not made public.

Bunkley, 31, had his 2014 season cut short due to a quadriceps injury. He finished the year with 17 tackles. He has gone two seasons with a sack.

Injury
Quadriceps - IR. Out for season
Tim Lelito
News
Saints coach Sean Payton said at the annual NFL meeting that he doesn't think the moves the team has made this offseason have opened any holes in the starting lineup, indicating specifically that Tim Lelito would join Jahri Evans as the team's starting guards after the departure of Ben Grubbs, Saints.com reports.

"Those aren’t holes," Payton said about losing Grubbs and middle linebacker Curtis Lofton. "We’re not moving a player if we feel like there’s no…we feel like we have a pretty good idea of how everything is lining up. We’ve got a center we know that starts in this NFL, we’ve got a guard, (Tim) Lelito will play left guard, Jahri Evans is the right guard. The same way at receiver. So we weren’t looking to make a move that created another 'must'."

Lelito played 294 snaps on offense last season, per Pro Football Focus, and graded out positively as a run blocker and negatively as a pass blocker.  He was an undrafted free agent out of Grand Valley State in 2013.

Justin Drescher
No Updates
David Hawthorne
News
Saints inside linebacker David Hawthorne took a pay cut of $1.25 million for 2015 and $1.75 million for 2016, reports ESPN.com. The 29-year-old had 83 tackles, three sacks and an interception in 12 games last season.

Hawthorne is now scheduled to make $3.25 million this season and $2.25 million in 2016.

Ryan Griffin
News
The Saints will sign quarterback Ryan Griffin to the team's practice squad after clearing waivers Wednesday, NOLA.com reports.

Griffin spent some of his rookie season last year on the practice squad before eventually moving to the active roster. He lost a camp battle to Luke McCown during the preseason and didn't survive final roster cuts.

Jamarca Sanford
News
The Saints have re-signed safety Jamarca Sanford to a one-year deal on Friday, according to hi agent Drew Rosenhaus, per Pro Football Talk. Sanford was due to become a free agent on Tuesday before New Orleans locked him down. Details of the contract were not made public at the time.

Sanford, 29, registered 10 tackles in New Orleans' season finale against Tampa Bay last season. He finished the year with 16 tackles and two stuffs between the Redskins and Saints last year. He has one sack and two interceptions over his six-year NFL career.

Khiry Robinson
News
Saints coach Sean Payton is thrilled to have landed running back C.J. Spiller, who will team with Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson in one of the league's top backfields.

"I think we expected Spiller to be somewhere else with a higher number. But it all worked out," Payton told The Advocate.

Spiller joined the Saints on a four-year, $16 million deal.

“His cutup is unbelievable,” Payton said of Spiller. ”And I’m not talking about last season because I think it became challenging, but you go back a couple of years and start looking at his screen reel, a sweep reel, a return reel.

“So when you watch his film you think of a lot of things he can do. He’s physical, he’s the most explosive player on the field a lot of times when you’re watching him. … So he’s an exciting player that clearly heading into free agency there wasn’t any thought about and then after that first rush there was some interest and I think to his agent’s credit they looked at it from a how he was going to be used standpoint, the system, the offense and wanting to be a part of it and we feel the same way.”

Rafael Bush
News
The Saints placed safety Rafael Bush on season-ending injured reserve with a fractured right fibula, reports ESPN. Bush, who made 55 tackles in 10 games, suffered the injury Sunday against Cincinnati.
Injury
Leg - IR. Out for season
Moise Fokou
News
Tackle Terron Armstead is the lone injured player on the inactive list released by the Saints for their Week 17 game against Tampa Bay. He is dealing with a neck issue that prevented him from practicing all week.

The healthy scratches are wide receiversSeantavius Jones and Brandon Coleman, cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste, linebackers Jerry Franklin and Moise Fokou and safety Kenny Vaccaro.

The inclusion of the embattled Vaccaro is not a good sign for the 2013 first-round pick.

Mark Ingram
News
Saints coach Sean Payton is thrilled to have landed running back C.J. Spiller, who will team with Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson in one of the league's top backfields.

"I think we expected Spiller to be somewhere else with a higher number. But it all worked out," Payton told The Advocate.

Spiller joined the Saints on a four-year, $16 million deal.

“His cutup is unbelievable,” Payton said of Spiller. ”And I’m not talking about last season because I think it became challenging, but you go back a couple of years and start looking at his screen reel, a sweep reel, a return reel.

“So when you watch his film you think of a lot of things he can do. He’s physical, he’s the most explosive player on the field a lot of times when you’re watching him. … So he’s an exciting player that clearly heading into free agency there wasn’t any thought about and then after that first rush there was some interest and I think to his agent’s credit they looked at it from a how he was going to be used standpoint, the system, the offense and wanting to be a part of it and we feel the same way.”

Marcus Ball
News
The Saints have released their final injury report prior to Week 5.

Jairus Byrd and Erik Lorig have been ruled out for the contest. The team also made eight players probable. Terron Armstead, Marcus Ball, Jonathan Goodwin, David Hawthorne, Curtis Lofton, Patrick Robinson, Benjamin Watson and Corey White should all play. 

Robert Meachem
News
Saints wide receiver Robert Meachem could see his first action in four weeks Monday against the Bears. Meachem, who has been dealing with an ankle injury, last played on Oct. 30 against the Panthers. 

After New Orleans released Joe Morgan Tuesday, the team promoted rookie Seantavius Jones to the active roster. 

The final wide receiver on Monday is likely to be between Meachem and Jones. 

"I just have to be ready to play my role when coach calls my number," Meachem said.

Seantavius Jones
News
Tackle Terron Armstead is the lone injured player on the inactive list released by the Saints for their Week 17 game against Tampa Bay. He is dealing with a neck issue that prevented him from practicing all week.

The healthy scratches are wide receiversSeantavius Jones and Brandon Coleman, cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste, linebackers Jerry Franklin and Moise Fokou and safety Kenny Vaccaro.

The inclusion of the embattled Vaccaro is not a good sign for the 2013 first-round pick.

Pierre Warren
News
The Saints signed linebacker Moise Fokou and defensive backs Pierre Warren and Terrence Frederick to the active roster, reports ESPN.com.
Orson Charles
News
Saints tight end Orson Charles will enter a diversion program after pleading guilty to wanton endangerment in a road rage incident, according to CBS affiliate WKYT.

Last April, Charles was accused of pointing a firearm at another driver on a Madison County, Ky. road. As part of the diversion program, Charles must check in with a parole officer once a month via telephone. If he has no other run-ins with the law, this charge will be dropped from his record. 

Charles spent most of the 2014 season on the Saints' practice squad.

Charles was a former fourth-round pick in the 2012 draft by the Bengals. A standout tight end in college at Georgia, Charles was moved to fullback in Cincinnati before being released prior to the 2014 season. 

Stanley Jean-Baptiste
News
Tackle Terron Armstead is the lone injured player on the inactive list released by the Saints for their Week 17 game against Tampa Bay. He is dealing with a neck issue that prevented him from practicing all week.

The healthy scratches are wide receiversSeantavius Jones and Brandon Coleman, cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste, linebackers Jerry Franklin and Moise Fokou and safety Kenny Vaccaro.

The inclusion of the embattled Vaccaro is not a good sign for the 2013 first-round pick.

Willie Snead
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The Saints have signed to their practice squad rookie wide receiver Willie Snead, who was cut in late August by Cleveland before landing with Carolina.
Nick Becton
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The Saints declared defensive back Corey White, wideout Seantavius Jones, defensive back Stanley Jean-Baptiste, linebacker Moise Fokou, nose tackle Lawrence Virgil, offensive tackle Nick Becton and linebacker Ronald Powell inactive for Monday's game at Chicago.

It's the first time all season White has been inactive. He's a healthy scratch despite starting nine games and racking up 52 tackles, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a sack.



Kenny Vaccaro
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It has been revealed that Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro was inactive Sunday against Tampa Bay due to a quad injury that flared up in practice Friday.

Vaccaro started 14 of the first 15 games this season.

Injury
Quad - Missed Week 17 at Tampa Bay
Luke McCown
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Saints quarterback Luke McCown signed a one-year deal for the $970,000 league minimum, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He'll compete with Ryan Griffin to back up Drew Brees.

This will be McCown's third season in New Orleans.

Vinnie Sunseri
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A broken arm has landed Saints safety Vinnie Sunseri on injured reserve. He is out for the season.

Sunseri played in all nine games this season with no starts. He contributed to five tackles.

Injury
Arm - IR. Out for season
Brandon Browner
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Former Patriots and Seahawks corner Brandon Browner agreed to a three-year, $18 million contract with the Saints, reports the Washington Post. New England declined to pick up its option on Browner, who has 11 interceptions over the last four seasons.

Browner canceled his visit to the Redskins after choosing the Saints.

Brandon Deaderick
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The Saints declared running back Khiry Robinson (forearm), wideout Robert Meachem (ankle), linebacker Kyle Knox (hand), defensive backs Terrence Frederick and Stanley Jean-Baptiste, offensive tackle Nick Becton and defensive end Brandon Deaderick inactive for Monday's game against the Ravens.
Bryce Harris
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Offensive tackle Bryce Harris has signed with the Saints , according to the Times Picayune.

The 26-year-old has played in 34 games for the team. During that time he has started four games.

Junior Galette
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The Saints have restructured linebacker Junior Galette's contract, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

The restructure turned $12.5 million of salary due into a signing bonus. The move created cap space for the Saints.  

Galette compiled 45 total tackles, 10.0 sacks, two safeties and three forced fumbles in 2014.  

John Jenkins
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The Saints announced a pair of roster moves on Saturday. The team elevated quarterback Ryan Griffin to the 53-man active roster and placed nose tackle John Jenkins on injured reserve with an abdominal injury.

Jenkins registered 30 combined tackles and a sack in 12 games played.

Injury
Abdomen - IR. Out for season
Thomas Morstead
No Updates
Nick Toon
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Saints wideouts Marques Colston, Kenny Stills and Nick Toon combined for 192 receiving yards in a losing effort Sunday against Atlanta.

Colston led the way with a team-high six catches on 10 targets for 80 yards. Stills finished as the team's second leading receiving, posting six catches for 68 yards on eight targets. Toon cracked the 40-yard mark again with three catches for 44 yards in a 30-14 defeat.

New Orleans will end their 2014 campaign against Tampa Bay in Week 17.

Edwin Baker
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The following players have been ruled inactive for the Saints in Week 11 against the Bengals: WR Robert Meachem, RB Pierre Thomas, RB Edwin Baker, RB Khiry Robinson, G Senio Kelemete, OT Nick Becton and WR Nick Toon.
Joseph Morgan
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The Saints have re-signed wide receiver Joseph Morgan to a one-year deal, according to the Times-Picayune.

Morgan was waived in December following a suspension due to unspecified reasons.

"A lot of people been saying it's my off-field issues or whatever, I'm not a troubled guy, Sean even told me that in the meeting I had with him. It's nothing to do with the off-field issues, it was basically the team making a decision based off what they like and they are making plans for the future and unfortunately I wasn't a part of that," Morgan said in December.

In 19 games over four seasons with the Saints, Morgan has registered 14 receptions for 471 yards and three touchdowns.

Lawrence Virgil
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The Saints have ruled the following players inactive for Sunday's game against the Falcons: Seantavius Jones, Stanley Jean-Baptiste, Jamarca Sanford, Travaris Cadet, Moises Fokou, Lawrence Virgil and Terron Armstead.
Dustin Hopkins
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The Bills released safeties Derek Brim and Jajuan Harley, quarterback Dennis Dixon, punter Jacob Dombrowski, receivers Tori Gurley and Chris Summers, guard J.J. Unga, running back Ronnie Wingo, kicker Dustin Hopkins, defensive tackle Damien Jacobs and center Macky MacPherson.
Andy Tanner
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Saints wide receiver Andy Tanner, safety Ty Zimmerman and tackle Ty Nsekhe cleared waivers Tuesday and have been placed on injured reserve, the New Orleans Advocate reports.
Injury
Ankle - IR. Out for season
Marques Colston
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Marques Colston's restructured deal with the Saints will save the team $3.2 million this season. He will make $3.8 million in salary and bonuses, per Mike Triplett of ESPN on Wednesday. He was set to make $6.9 million.

Colston caught 59 passes for 902 yards in 2014.

Max Unger
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The Saints have traded tight end Jimmy Graham to the Seahawks in exchange for Max Unger and a Seattle first-round draft pick, the teams announced Tuesday. New Orleans will also part ways with their fourth-round selection. The trade is contingent on the players passing physicals.

The Saints called rival executives to shop many of their players recently, including their star tight end, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL Media on Tuesday. Graham had his $2.9 million base salary and $5 million roster bonus for the 2015 season become guaranteed last week.

Graham, 28, had 85 catches for 889 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2014, all while fighting off a shoulder injury for most of the season. Over his first five seasons with the Saints, Graham has registered 4,752 yards and 51 touchdowns. Since 2010, only Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (41) has more red zone touchdowns than Graham (40).

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Dannell Ellerbe
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New Saints linebacker Dannell Ellerbe, acquired via trade from the Dolphins, has accepted a massive pay cut, reports NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Ellerbe, 29, saw his 2015 base salary slashed from $8.425 million to $1.1 million, though Ellerbe will make $4.9 million in signing and roster bonuses.

Ellerbe will average $5.2 million in 2016 and 2017 compensation after being scheduled to average $6.2 million in base salary alone in those years.

Ellerbe played just one game last season due to a hip injury.

Injury
Hip - IR. Out for season
Kasim Edebali
No Updates
Keenan Lewis
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The Saints reworked the contract of cornerback Keenan Lewis, giving him more guaranteed money and giving the team more cap room, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Lewis, who had expressed displeasure with some of the team's offseason moves, got an additional $10.4 million of his contract guaranteed, the report said.

The team converted a portion of Lewis' salary to signing bonuses. He signed a five-year, $25.5 million contract in 2013.

Lewis, 28, had 41 tackles and two interceptions while playing every game last season.