September 1, 2011; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints linebacker Nate Bussey (59) during the second half of a preseason game against the Tennessee Titans at the Louisiana Superdome. The Titans defeated the Saints 32-9. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

New Orleans Saints announce roster moves on Saturday

After being home for merely a day, the New Orleans Saints have announced several roster moves while the team itself is taking the weekend off in preparation for Monday’s scheduled practice.

The Saints announced that they have waived/injured cornerback A.J. Davis and 2012 sixth-round draft pick offensive guard Andrew Tiller.  Also, 2011 seventh-round pick linebacker Nate Bussey was waived.

Tiller needed surgery to repair a torn triceps muscle which was announced on Friday.  Bussey was expected to step up after having a promising start in preseason a year ago, but mainly stayed on the Saints practice squad before being activated on the roster late in the 2011-2012 season.

To fill their roster spots, the Saints signed cornerback Nick Hixson, offensive lineman Paul Fenaroli, and tight end Daniel Graham.  Hixson already has time in with the Saints after participating in rookie mini-camp before being waived in the beginning of June.  Fenaroli is a former offensive lineman from Stony Brook and was recently with the Green Bay Packers.

Graham is a former 2002 first-round pick of the New England Patriots and played there from 2002-2006.  He has also been with the Denver Broncos(2007-2010) and the Tennessee Titans(2011).

For his career Graham has 224 receptions for 2,490 yards and 25 touchdowns.  He had his worst year last season where he only recorded 2 receptions for 25 yards and 1 touchdown.

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