The NFL trade deadline came and went without the New Orleans Saints making any moves but they did make some changes to their roster.
The Saints did not pull the trigger on the theory that running back Chris Ivory would be heading to another team for another player or draft pick. Interim head coach Joe Vitt has said Ivory was staying all along and that he had a good practice yesterday.
Vitt didn’t give any notion though on if Ivory will see anymore playing time or not just because of the practice or lack of a trade. This could motivate Ivory to start playing harder to see some more time on the field and possibly even surpass fellow back Mark Ingram on the depth chart.
The team did make a roster move and released tight end Daniel Graham who missed Sunday’s game with a knee injury. He was replaced on the roster by the club re-signing wide receiver Greg Camarillo who is becoming the new Sean Canfield because of his off and on the roster status.
The move does make some sense because the Saints receiving corps didn’t do well against the Denver Broncos with dropped passes all around and Camarillo has been pretty solid especially in his performance against the San Diego Chargers.
With Jimmy Graham back healthy and David Thomas still doing a decent job, Daniel Graham became a luxury to have on the roster especially if he has a serious injury to his knee.
The Saints can always activate tight end Michael Higgins from the practice squad if they need to which almost happened on Sunday when the team thought it might be out two tight ends.