August 12, 2011; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Chris Taylor (36) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the second half of a preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers at the Louisiana Superdome. The New Orleans Saints defeated the San Francisco 49ers Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

New Orleans Saints release two players Friday


After a week of mini-camp, the New Orleans Saints added two players and was announced today that they have released two as well.

Defensive back Nick Hixson was an undrafted free agent who was invited to attend the Saints rookie mini-camp and was signed shortly after.

He had played for Hillsdale College during his college career and was mainly a cornerback but also spent some time as a wide receiver and kickoff returner as well.

Running back Chris Taylor was released as well with Hixson.  Taylor has mainly been an offseason roster and practice squad player for the Saints since October of 2010.

Taylor was expected to make a big impact last season and had a chance of possibly making the roster when running back Chris Ivory was on the physically unable to perform list.  However, he suffered an injury and was placed on injured reserve in August 2011.

With the addition of quarterback  Luke McCown and rookie running back Joe Banyard yesterday, the Saints had to release Hixson and Taylor.

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