New Orleans Saints remove two from injured reserve


Aug 7, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Jeremy Ebert (80) catches a pass against New Orleans Saints cornerback Marquis Johnson (49) during a joint practice at the teams practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-US PRESSWIRE

The New Orleans Saints have removed two players from injured reserve recently by issuing them injury settlements according to several reports.

Safety Jose Gumbs and cornerback Marquis Johnson were both placed on injured reserve after both suffering injuries late in the preseason.  Both were showing promise in camp and during preseason games as possible additions to the secondary.

Gumbs was an 2012 undrafted free agent out of Monmouth and seemed to be catching on quickly with the Saints defense.  Johnson actually had previous experience after playing for the St. Louis Rams for the past two seasons.

Saints defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo actually had a hand in bringing in Johnson after starting cornerback Jabari Greer had to undergo surgery for a sports hernia.

Johnson was doing very well and could have been a threat to cornerback Johnny Patrick for a roster spot until he went down with a knee injury.