The Saints announced today they have cut kicker John Carney, a former Pro Bowler, from the roster after kicker Garrett Hartley resumed the starting duties.
A former Saint Carney was brought back before the start of the regular season after Hartley violated the leagues substance abuse policy after testing positive for Adderall, he was then suspened for the first four games of the season.
Carney remained the Saints starting kicker even after Hartley’s return until week 12 after a miss against the Patriots, he would go 17 of 13 on field goals and 50 of 52 on extra points in his twelve appearences.
The team also waived recently signed backup corner back Marcus McCauley and placed full back Marcus Mailei on injured reserve.
McCauley was brought in on December 8th after the release of Chris McAlister to help bolster depth in the secondary, he was inactive for both games while he was with the Saints.
Mailei was signed off the Philadephia Eagles practice squad close to the same time as McCauleyafter the team released full back Kyle Eckel.
Now just two weeks after his release Eckel has re-signed, although he most likely won’t be around for long.
Now with two free roster spots the Saints have signed tight end Tory Humphrey and safety Herana-Daze Jones to the roster.
Humphrey had been a part of the Green Bay Packers team for the last four years until his release this season after landing on injured reserve with a broken arm. A special steam standout Humphrey appeared in all sixteen games last season catching eleven passes for 162 yards.
Jones was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an un-drafted free agent in 2005 contributing mainly on special teams. He was released after two seasons but moved on to Denver where he spent the majority of the 2008 season, in four years in the league he has 45 tackles and one forced fumble.
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