Cornerback Elbert Mack returns to Saints; Adrian Arrington released off injured reserve


July 29, 2012; Metairie, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints rookie wide receiver Nick Toon (88) makes a catch over cornerback Elbert Mack (44) during a training camp practice at the team

After the release of cornerback Jerome Murphy, it didn’t look like the New Orleans Saints would bring in another defensive back. but instead somebody for the defensive line or linebackers.

It’s being reported though that the team did indeed bring in a player for the secondary and it’s someone who they are familiar with, cornerback Elbert Mack.

Mack was signed during training camp and had a good preseason but was released during final roster cuts.  With the recent injury to cornerback Johnny Patrick and rookie cornerback Corey White still being a little green, Mack is a veteran corner who is familiar with the defense and can provide depth.

The saga of wide receiver Adrian Arrington apparently has come to an end.  The Saints released him off injured reserve with an injury settlement after signing him back just a week ago after releasing him just days before that.

Arrington was released the Friday that defensive end Will Smith and linebacker Jonathan Vilma had their suspensions overturned and room had to be made on the roster.  Along with Arrington, fullback Korey Hall was released as well.

After being re-signed last week, Arrington was placed on injured reserve due to still rehabbing his knee from surgery for a meniscus tear.  Before that he had been expected to contend for a starting wide receiver spot.