The Saints tried out three kickers Wednesday, but it is unknown if they are preparing to release current kicker Shayne Graham or establishing fallback options if Graham was to go down, according to ESPN reporter Mike Triplett.
Hartley, who was released by the team last December, was New Orleans' kicker during their 2009 Super Bowl run.
The Saints have knocked their roster down to 53 by waiving a number of players Saturday.
Among the offense players let go are center Matt Armstrong, wide receivers Seantavius Jones , Brandon Coleman and Charles Hawkins, tight end Nic Jacobs, guards Jason Weaver and Marcel Jones, tackles Tavon Rooks and Thomas Welch and running backs Greg Jones and Derrick Strozier.
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