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Free agent middle Austin Reiter indicators with Saints observe squad

There we go: with information that Erik McCoy will miss a while recovering from a calf pressure, the New Orleans Saints introduced in veteran middle Austin Reiter to check out alongside another free brokers. And he performed properly sufficient to earn a spot on the Saints observe squad this week, per Houston Texans beat reporter Aaron Wilson and NewOrleans.Soccer’s Nick Underhill.

Tuesday’s replace to the every day NFL transactions wire didn’t mirror Reiter’s addition, which simply means the Saints didn’t report the contract in time to make the minimize. It needs to be listed on Wednesday’s wire replace. Wilson added that the Saints anticipate to advertise Reiter for Week 2’s recreation with the Carolina Panthers earlier than bumping him again right down to the observe squad. After this week, they’ll take into account McCoy’s restoration and determine what to do.

The opposite offensive linemen who tried out with Reiter included guard Cole Banwart, deal with Coy Cronk, and facilities Michal Menet and Spencer Pulley. Reiter was the most-accomplished of the bunch but it surely’s apparent the Saints wished to check him in opposition to his competitors earlier than slicing a deal.

With all that out of the way in which, listed here are the Saints transactions from Tuesday:

FB Adam prentice waived from 53-man roster

Prentice was picked up by the Saints throughout last roster cuts however did not costume for his or her Week 1 recreation with the Packers. Now he is been waived, leaving Alex Armah Jr. on the observe squad as New Orleans’ solely true fullback underneath contract. Tight finish Garrett Griffin and dynamo Taysom Hill cut up these snaps in Week 1.

CB Jordan Miller cleared waivers

Here is an replace after Miller was waived on Monday. No different staff submitted a waiver declare for him, so he is now a free agent. There’s an opportunity he returns to the Saints observe squad with their different developmental cornerbacks.

DT Montravius Adams signed to 53-man roster

We knew this was coming, and now it is official. The Saints now have 5 defensive tackles on the lively roster, and so they’re enjoying properly throughout David Onyemata’s six-game suspension.

S Jeff Heath signed to 53-man roster

The veteran security had been despatched right down to the observe squad, however now he is again on the lively roster. He was promoted for Week 1 and spent most of his time on the particular groups models till the Saints pulled some starters late in opposition to Inexperienced Bay.

WR Michael Thomas designated to COVID-19 reserve

Thomas examined constructive for the coronavirus and should spend a while away from the staff whereas he continues to get better from ankle surgical procedure. He hasn’t had a fantastic 12 months, however there’s loads of time to show it round as soon as he is wholesome.

OL Caleb Benenoch signed to observe squad

Benenoch was not too long ago waived, however the guard’s expertise may very well be helpful whereas Erik McCoy is on the mend. If the Saints must hold Cesar Ruiz at middle, having Benenoch ready behind Calvin Throckmorton as a stable third-string is sensible.

WR Kenny Stills signed to observe squad

One other previously-reported transfer, Stills returns to New Orleans after enjoying plenty of video games for the Miami Dolphins and Houston Texans. The plan is for him to rise up to hurry on the observe squad till he is able to go well with up in a recreation.

DT Jaleel Johnson launched from observe squad

This was Johnson’s determination. He had the chance to return to Houston’s 53-man roster, opening the door for him to really play this season, and he took it. That most likely wasn’t taking place in New Orleans given what number of different gamers are rostered on the place.

Okay Aldrick Rosas protected for Week 2

Nicely that is attention-grabbing. The Saints did not use their observe squad protections in any respect final season or to this point this 12 months, however the dicey scenario at kicker made it needed. This prevents one other staff from poaching Rosas this week whereas the Saints wait to activate him in opposition to Carolina.