It was reported by NOLA.com New Orleans Saints beat writer Larry Holder that cornerback Elbert Mack, who had been released last week, was spotted in the team locker room earlier today. Now it’s apparent why.
Multiple media sources including Holder are reporting that Mack has been re-signed by the Saints and that to make room for him, linebacker Barrett Ruud has been released.
The move is surprising because the Saints traded for Ruud from the Seattle Seahawks on August 20th for a conditional draft pick which is rumored to be a seventh-rounder. Ruud never saw any action during the season except on special teams.
Mack is probably being brought in to possibly fill cornerback Jabari Greer’s spot since he suffered a groin injury in Sunday’s game against the San Diego Chargers. Greer had a similar injury in training camp that required surgery for a sports hernia.
Interim head coach Aaron Kromer at first didn’t express concern over the injury saying it “looks good”, but in a radio interview on WWL-AM he said that they would have to wait and see the severity of the injury.
Kromer also said that this is not the same injury that Greer suffered but a different groin injury. Tests are being done and Greer will have the bye week to heal if it isn’t too serious.