• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Saints FB Austin Johnson vultures touchdown in Sunday's loss

    Saints fullback Austin Johnson scored on a one-yard touchdown dive in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers. Johnson, the Saints' starting fullback, vultured a score early in the fourth quarter, after Mark Ingram was stopped just shy of the goal line. Though the Saints have shown that they are comfortable using Johnson in short-yardage situations, with on four total touches through two games (two carries for five yards and two receptions for five yards), Johnson will likely be more of a nuisance for owners of Saints' running backs than a worthwhile fantasy option in most leagues.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Saints FB Austin Jackson done, OT Nick Becton signed

    A knee injury has landed Saints fullback Austin Johnson on injured reserve. The team has activated tackle Nick Becton off the Giants practice squad to take his place on the roster. Johnson hasn't played since Oct. 26. He finishes the season with 22 yards on eight carries and two receptions.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Saints list inactives for Carolina game

    The following players were officially ruled inacitve for the Saints Thursday night against Carolina: Pierre Thomas, Khiry Robinson, Austin Johnson, David Hawthorne, Jonathan Goodwin, Nick Toon and Stanley Jean-Baptiste.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Pierre Thomas among three Saints ruled out

    The Saints ruled out running back Pierre Thomas (rib/shoulder), linebacker David Hawthorne (hand) and fullback Austin Johnson (knee) for Thursday's game at Carolina.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Saints get offensive contributions Week 7

    The Saints received several offensive contributions in their Week 7 loss at Detroit. Among them, rookie wideout Brandin Cooks caught two of his three targets for 23 yards. Fullback Austin Johnson made a 13-yard touchdown grab and added a 5-yard rush. Tight end Josh Hill caught an 8-yard pass, and tight end Benjamin Watson had a 3-yard grab. Wideout Robert Meachem was targeted three times without a catch.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Several Saints play bit roles in victory over Vikings

    Wide receiver Kenny Stills led a contingent of Saints that made minor contributions to their defeat of Minnesota on Sunday. Stills finished with four catches for 38 yards. Robert Meachen had one reception for 23 yards while backup tight end Benjamin Watson pitched in with a catch for 10 yards. Little-used running backs Travaris Cadet and Austin Johnson added nine and two yards on the ground, respectively.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Meager numbers compiled by several Saints on Sunday

    Several Saints made minor contributions to the offense in the Sunday loss to Cleveland. Among them was Robert Meachem, who managed three catches for 37 yards. Fellow wideout Kenny Stills also snagged three for 25 yards. Backup tight end Benjamin Watson added one reception for four yards. Fullback Austin Johnson pitched in with 10 yards on two carries.

  • by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com

    Saints make two minor moves

    The New Orleans Saints have added fullback Austin Johnson to the practice squad Monday, ESPN reports. The Saints released guard Senio Kelemete in the process.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Saints make roster moves

    The Saints re-signed wideout Andy Tanner to their practice squad and released fullback Austin Johnson from the squad, reports The Advocate.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Courtney Roby among Saints cuts

    The Saints terminated the contract of Courtney Roby, a longtime special teams ace and a wide receiver for New Orleans. Other contracts terminated: defensive end Jay Richardson, cornerback Chris Carr and safety Jim Leonhard. Center Eric Olsen was placed on Injured Reserve.In addition, the Saints waived the following 17 players from the roster: quarterback Ryan Griffin, wide receiver Preston Parker, fullback Austin Johnson, wide receiver Saalim Hakim, guard Elliott Mealer, tight end Keavon Milton, tight end Mike Higgins, guard Andrew Tiller, center Jeremiah Warren, linebacker Rayford Shipman, linebacker Rufus Johnson, defensive tackle Isaako Aaitui, safety Jerico Nelson, linebacker Baraka Atkins, tackle Marcel Jones, cornerback Korey Lindsey and cornerback Jumal Rolle.