The Dolphins released running back Marcus Thigpen from their practice squad and signed defensive back Rod Sweeting to the squad, reports the Palm Beach Post.
The Saints waived or released cornerback Rod Sweeting, linebackers Victor Butler, Rufus Johnson and Kevin Reddick, quarterback Logan Kilgore, tight end Travis Beckum, offensive tackle Manase Foketi and defensive tackle George Uko. The moves bring New Orleans' roster to the mandated 75-man limit.
The Saints will be without the following players for Friday's preseason game against the Titans: Drew Brees, Marques Colston, Champ Bailey, Rod Sweeting, Erik Lorig, David Hawthorne, Kyle Knox, Ben Grubbs, Jahri Evans, Ty Nsekhe, Victor Butler, John Jenkins, Kenny Stills, Je'Ron Hamm, Patrick Robinson and Jairus Byrd.
The Saints' lengthy list of injured defenders did not turn into a lengthy list of inactive defenders in Week 12, as six of seven players were able to take the field Thursday against the Falcons. Defensive backs Kenny Vaccaro (concussion), Rod Sweeting (hip) and Chris Carr (hip, back hamstring) were all able to play through injuries, as was linebacker Curtis Lofton (hamstring, ankle) and defensive linemen Cameron Jordan (ankle) and Akiem Hicks (back).
Saints guard Ben Grubbs (neck), defensive end Tyrunn Walker (knee), guard Jahri Evans (ankle), cornerback Chris Carr (hip, back, hamstring), cornerback Rod Sweeting (hip), safety Kenny Vaccaro (concussion), tight end Benjamin Watson (concussion) and defensive tackle Akiem Hicks (back) were all listed as questionable for Thursday's game at Atlanta.