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New Orleans Saints: Roster Shuffle Continues As Team Releases FB Olaniyi Sobomehine To Make Room For QB Chase Daniel


The Saints announced the release of rookie QB Chase Daniel a few days ago to make room for kicker Garrett Hartley who was returning from suspension.

Even though the Saints made room for Hartley on the active roster the team is moving forward with John Carney as their primary kicker.

Carney was brought in to handle the kicking duties through Hartley’s suspension but has played well enough to remain the starter.

New Orleans apparently covets rookie QB Chase Daniel, after his release the Saints have now waived FB Olaniyi Sobomehin so they could re-acquire Daniel.

It makes sense that the Saints would want to keep Daniel around, even though he went undrafted he had a blistering collegiate career at Missouri throwing for 8,044 yards and 62 touchdowsn to only 22 interceptions.

Daniel’s shorter stature and style have drawn comaprisons to Drew Brees, he has even been given the nickname “Baby Brees”  by fans and players because of the likeness.

Sobomehin was signed by the Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2008, landing on the practice squad.

He did manage to see a little game action in week four of the 2008 season but was injured in that game against the 49’ers which landed him on injured reserve.

The Saints also waived offensive tackle Renardo Foster from the practice squad which may indicate that Sobomehin could be headed back to the practice roster.

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