After making many difficult cuts to their roster, the New Orleans Saints snagged former St. Louis Rams CB Jerome Murphy off of waivers. Murphy was chosen by the Rams during the third round of the 2010 draft from South Florida.
As a rookie Murphy played in fourteen games before he missed the entire 2011 season due to a broken ankle.
During his rookie season, the cornerback made 30 tackles, one interception and was a stand out on special teams.
Murphy firmly believed he would return to the Rams after sitting out the 2011 season with injury, but they cut him at the end of the preseason.
To make room for Murphy the Saints released Elbert Mack, a fifth-year cornerback who was signed in free agency this year.
Prior to joining the Saints Mack played four years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Saints have also signed former Denver Broncos safety Rafael Bush, and cut Jonathan Amaya in his place.
Bush spent the second half of last season with Denver, playing in six games and making 3 tackles, which were all on special teams.
Amaya is a third-year safety who was picked up last season from Miami in the famous trade that sent former Saints running back Reggie Bush to the Dolphins.