Aug 29, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive end Jay Richardson (97) reacts after a sack on Miami Dolphins quarterback Pat Devlin (not pictured) in the second quarter at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Breaking: Saints Cut WR Andy Tanner and Sign Jay Richardson


The New Orleans Saints made a roster move today in order to help the ailing defense suffering from injuries inflicted on Brodrick Bunkley and Martez Wilson.

To help out the unit, the Saints cut wide receiver Andy Tanner and signed Jay Richardson, per Katherine Terrell of NOLA.com:

Richardson spent all of the 2013 preseason in New Orleans, but didn’t make the Saints’ 53-man roster. He immediately returned home to Ohio following the final cut day, hopeful that he’d get a phone call from the team at some point.

After watching the Saints first game on TV, he started to suspect that it could happen sooner rather than later.

Defensive linemen Tyrunn Walker and Brodrick Bunkley both left the game with injuries, while outside linebacker Martez Wilson didn’t even play.

Richardson was contacted by the team Wednesday night and was at practice on Thursday. The Saints unfortunately did not need Andy Tanner after a breakout game from Kenny Stills. Receiver has plenty of depth at the moment, while the defense simply needs more bodies.

Great to see Richardson back, but expect Tanner to be back at some point as well as the roster continues to shuffle.

 

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