The New Orleans Saints made some moves on the active roster and practice squad yesterday. It didn’t involve one name every Saints fan has been wanting to see.
The Saints released QB Sean Canfield and signed TE Tory Humphrey to the active roster in a surprising move. Canfield was signed off the practice squad soon after C Olin Kruetz left the team last week.
It’s surprising because many have been expecting, or in this case wanting, RB Chris Ivory to be signed to the active roster to continue his dominating performance he showed last season as a rookie. Ivory is still on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
It’s even more surprising because now the Saints have four tight ends on the roster. This might lead to some speculation that even though TE David Thomas has shown improvement from a concussion he suffered a month ago, it might not be progressing fast enough.
Thomas recently returned to practice on a limited basis but was still showing sensitivity to light. Last season, CB Randall Gay suffered a concussion in Week 2 and tried to return but was placed on injured reserve. Hopefully Thomas will improve and not suffer the same fate.
Ivory fans may have to sweat it out a bit longer for his return. The Saints still have some more time to keep him on the PUP list and they don’t seem to be in a hurry. It looked like he could have been activated when RB Mark Ingram limped to the locker room with what appeared to be a serious injury Sunday.