Safety Kenny Phillips might not have imagined two weeks ago that he would play a key role in Week 2 for the Saints. After all, that team had just cut him. But Phillips, who re-signed earlier this week and landed a starting assignment after a season-ending injury befell Rafael Bush, indeed made eight tackles (five solo) in the loss to Sunday to Tampa Bay. Phillips, a former first round pick, hadn't played in an NFL game since 2012, but he was around the ball often Sunday. With Jairus Byrd's injury status still up in the air, Phillips could again be in line for significant playing time in Week 3 against run-based Carolina, making him an interesting sleeper option in IDP leagues.
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 will sign safety Kenny Phillips on Monday, according to Fox Sports. Phillips was with the Saints all summer before being released last week.
The Saints will release safety Kenny Phillips and defensive tackle Ashaad Mabry, according to ESPN.com.
The Eagles released safety Kenny Phillips, who continues to battle knee problems. Phillips started 41 games for the Giants from 2008-12 before signing with Philly.