Sanford has been placed on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury, ESPN.com reports. Sanford has missed nearly the entire offseason with an injury, although the specifics surrounding it remain unclear. He's been placed on injured reserve and will miss the 2016-17 season, although he could be released by the team on an injury settlement. Sanford was slated to be a depth option at safety during the upcoming season, as both Kenny Vaccaro and Jairus Byrd are likely locked into the starting lineup.
Sanford agreed to terms on a one-year deal to rejoin the Saints, NFL Network's Rand Getlin reports. Sanford started 41 games for the Vikings from 2011 to 2013, but he's mostly just been a backup and special teams contributor with New Orleans the past two seasons. He may have to compete for a spot on the roster, as Jairus Byrd and Kenny Vaccaro are locked in as the starting safeties.
The Saints placed safety Rafael Bush (chest) on injured reserve Tuesday, ESPN.com reports. Bush's season is over due to the chest injury he suffered in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals. With Jairus Byrd (knee) also injured, the Saints will turn to either Jamarca Sanford or Kenny Phillips at free safety for the time being.
The Saints have re-signed safety Jamarca Sanford to a one-year deal on Friday, according to hi agent Drew Rosenhaus, per Pro Football Talk. Sanford was due to become a free agent on Tuesday before New Orleans locked him down. Details of the contract were not made public at the time. Sanford, 29, registered 10 tackles in New Orleans' season finale against Tampa Bay last season. He finished the year with 16 tackles and two stuffs between the Redskins and Saints last year. He has one sack and two interceptions over his six-year NFL career.
Saints tackle Terron Armstead will miss Week 17 against the Buccaneers with a neck injury. It will be Armstead's second straight game out with the injury. Defensive tackle John Jenkins is listed as questionable with an abdomen injury and did not practice Friday. Safety Jamarca Sanford (hamstring) and tackle Zach Strief (neck) are both listed as probable for the game. The Saints are currently 4-point favorites against the Bucs.
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