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New Orleans Saints

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome | Coach: Sean Payton
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense7th85.4 (28th)302.0 (3rd)
Defense32nd135.8 (30th)273.2 (23rd)
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50Anthony, Stephone MLB6-22457/28/1992RClemson
72Armstead, Terron T6-53047/23/19913Arkansas-Pine Bluff
90Barnes, Tavaris DE6-327511/2/1991RClemson
40Breaux, Delvin CB6-119610/25/19891Louisiana State
9Brees, Drew QB6-02091/15/197915Purdue
39Browner, Brandon CB6-42218/2/19846Oregon State
31Byrd, Jairus FS5-1020310/7/19867Oregon
16Coleman, Brandon WR6-62256/22/19921Rutgers
12Colston, Marques WR6-42256/5/198310Hofstra
10Cooks, Brandin WR5-101899/25/19932Oregon State
95Davison, Tyeler DT6-23099/23/1992RFresno State
20Dixon, Brian DB6-01954/26/19902Northwest Missouri State
47Drescher, Justin LS6-12351/1/19886Colorado
91Edebali, Kasim OLB6-22538/17/19892Boston College
59Ellerbe, Dannell LB6-124511/29/19857Georgia
71Eulls, Kaleb DT6-42856/28/1991RMississippi State
73Evans, Jahri G6-43188/22/198310Bloomsburg
4Fields, Brandon P6-52495/21/19849Michigan State
18Grayson, Garrett QB6-22205/29/1991RColorado State
58Gwacham, Obum DE6-52463/20/1991ROregon State
57Hawthorne, David OLB6-02465/14/19858Texas Christian
89Hill, Josh TE6-52505/21/19903Idaho State
76Hills, Tony T6-530411/4/19847Texas
2Hocker, Zach K6-01918/23/19911Arkansas
84Hoomanawanui, Michael TE6-42657/4/19886Illinois
53Humber, Ramon ILB5-112328/10/19877North Dakota State
22Ingram, Mark RB5-921512/21/19895Alabama
92Jenkins, John DT6-33597/11/19893Georgia
35Johnson, Austin FB6-22406/16/19892Tennessee
30Jones, Don DB5-112055/14/19903Arkansas State
94Jordan, Cameron DE6-42877/10/19895California
65Kelemete, Senio G6-33005/10/19903Washington
44Kikaha, Hau'oli OLB6-32467/24/1992RWashington
68Lelito, Tim G6-43157/21/19893Grand Valley State
21Lewis, Keenan CB6-12085/17/19867Oregon State
56Mauti, Michael LB6-22431/19/19903Penn State
7McCown, Luke QB6-42177/12/198112Louisiana Tech
63McGlynn, Mike T6-43253/8/19857Pittsburgh
6Morstead, Thomas P6-42353/8/19867Southern Methodist
48Murphy, Marcus RB5-919510/3/1991RMissouri
75Peat, Andrus T6-731611/4/1993RStanford
78Richardson, Bobby DE6-328611/20/1992RIndiana
29Robinson, Khiry RB6-022012/28/19893West Texas A&M
33Sanford, Jamarca SS5-102008/27/19857Mississippi
83Snead, Willie WR5-1119510/17/19921Ball State
28Spiller, C.J. RB5-112008/5/19876Clemson
64Strief, Zach T6-73209/22/198310Northwestern
27Swann, Damian CB6-018912/4/1992RGeorgia
60Unger, Max C6-53054/14/19867Oregon
32Vaccaro, Kenny SS6-02142/15/19913Texas
82Watson, Benjamin TE6-325512/18/198012Georgia
93Williams, Kevin DT6-53118/16/198013Oklahoma State
24Wilson, Kyle DB5-101909/8/19876Boise State
Injured Players
71Brown, Austin (IR) NT6-22959/14/1991RMiami (Ohio)
25Bush, Rafael (IR) FS5-112055/12/19875South Carolina State
99Spencer, Anthony (IR) LB6-32651/23/19849Purdue
43Sunseri, Vinnie (IR) SAF6-021010/25/19912Alabama
 Tabb, Jack (IR) TE6-32507/29/1992RNorth Carolina
55Tull, Davis (IR) OLB6-324011/12/1991RTennessee-Chattanooga
96Virgil, Lawrence (IR) DT6-52901/20/19911Valdosta State
36Williams, P.J. (IR) CB6-01966/1/1993RFlorida State
Practice Squad
 Bell, Reggie WR5-112015/6/1992RCalifornia-San Diego
 Darby, Alden DB5-101926/22/1992RArizona State
 Harris, R.J. WR6-01946/3/1992RNew Hampshire
 Jones, Seantavius WR6-32008/9/19921Valdosta State
62Lemon, Cyril G6-33151/8/1993RNorth Texas
74Mabry, Ashaad DL6-331511/4/1992RTexas-San Antonio
86Manhertz, Chris TE6-62354/10/19921Canisius
 Opurum, Toben RB6-125011/18/19901Kansas
37Seamster, Sammy DB6-02052/5/19912Middle Tennessee State
 Witzmann, Bryan T6-73116/16/19902South Dakota State
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
New Orleans6-4312.86-3294.326.62136
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Position Listing
Don Jones
The Saints made a number of changes to their roster on Saturday, per ESPN.com.

Running back Tim Hightower and offensive lineman Mike McGlynn were cut. Linebacker Davis Tull, who is nursing a shoulder injury, was put on the injured reserve.

New Orleans also added safety Don Jones , wide receiver Seantavius Jones and fullback Toben Opurum to the active roster from the practice squad.

Bobby Richardson
Saints DT Bobby Richardson made six tackles (two solo) in Sunday's win against the Cowboys.

Richardson, an undrafted rookie free agent out of Indiana, made his first career start in Week 4, after Akiem Hicks was traded mid-week to the Patriots.

While Richardson rotated playing time with another rookie, Tyler Davison, he was on the field for 38 of the Saints' 61 defensive snaps (62 percent), according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He made two tackles for a loss.

If Richardson can continue to hold down the starting gig, he could make an impact in deeper individual defensive player leagues.

Hip - Missed Week 5 at Philadelphia
Senio Kelemete
The Saints signed offensive lineman Senio Kelemete to a one-year contract extension on Monday.

Kelemete confirmed the news on his personal Twitter account, writing, "Just signed another 1 year deal with the @Saints #GloryToGod for the opportunity 2015 is my year!"

Kelemete appeared in 10 games for the Saints in 2014. Before this one-year extension, Kelemete was set to be an exclusive-rights free agent.

Tyeler Davison
Saints defensive tackle Tyeler Davison made four tackles (two solo) and a sack in Sunday's win against the Cowboys. With the mid-week trade of Akiem Hicks to New England, the rookie Davison saw 33 of the Saints' 61 offensive snaps (54 percent), according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. The sack was the first of his career.

Fellow rookie Bobby Richardson drew the start in the first week without Hicks in the lineup, and both he and Davison could have some value in deeper individual defensive player leagues.

Brandin Cooks
Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks had five catches on nine targets for 107 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Eagles.

The breakout finally arrived for Cooks, who had failed to reach even 80 yards in a game this season. His touchdown was his first since Week 9 of last season.

New Orleans continues to struggle and could be playing from behind quite a bit this season, which only means more available targets for Cooks. Up next is a quick turnaround to face Atlanta on Thursday.

Terron Armstead
Saints tackle Terron Armstead left practice early on Monday morning, per ESPN

The team didn't disclose the reason for Armstead's early departure and wouldn't confirm whether it was injury-related. 

Armstead watched the afternoon walk-through from the sideline but didn't participate. 

Brandon Fields
Punter Brandon Fields took a pay cut in the offseason but it wasn't enough for him to hold on to his job, as the former Pro Bowler was cut by the Dolphins Tuesday, per the Miami Herald

Fields was beat out by rookie kicker Matt Darr in most stats during training camp and preseason, and the Dolphins decided to go with the younger (and cheaper) kicker. 

Kaleb Eulls
No Updates
Jahri Evans
Saints guard Jahri Evans reworked his contract this offseason to secure his future with the team, per ESPN.com.

Evans, who is entering his 10th season in the NFL, took pay cuts in 2015 and 2016, but also added an extra year to his contract, something he valued in the process.

"It worked out in the end. You know, it's part of the business, obviously. And I'm glad to be here," Evans said.

Evans said he was happy head coach Sean Payton kept the line of communication with him active throughout the process.

"So that was very great, and I was pleased with that," said Evans, who added, "I still had two years under contract, so I never saw myself not being here."

Ramon Humber
The Saints announced that they have reached a new two-year contract with special teams captain Ramon Humber

Humber has spent the previous five seasons with the Saints. He started six games at linebacker a year ago and totaled 50 tackles, one sack and one pass deflection. Humber had a season-best 12 tackles in a Week 10 game against the 49ers. 

Davis Tull
The Saints made a number of changes to their roster on Saturday, per ESPN.com.

Running back Tim Hightower and offensive lineman Mike McGlynn were cut. Linebacker Davis Tull, who is nursing a shoulder injury, was put on the injured reserve.

New Orleans also added safety Don Jones , wide receiver Seantavius Jones and fullback Toben Opurum to the active roster from the practice squad.

Shoulder - Out for season
Alden Darby
The Chargers announced their final round of roster cuts on Saturday, paring their roster down to the required 53 for the regular season.

The following players were let go by San Diego: WR Vincent Brown, LB Victor Aiyewa, DT Chas Alecxih, WR Torrence Allen, CB Crezdon Butler, S Alden Darby, CB Greg Ducre, TE Mike Flacco, T Michael Harris , WR Javontee Herndon, OLB Thomas Keiser, DL Joe Kruger, OLB Cordarro Law, S Adrian Phillips, WR Tevin Reese, T Jeremiah Sirles, QB Brad Sorensen, OLB Colton Underwood, G Craig Watts, T Kenny Wiggins, C Khalil Wilkes and DL Doug Worthington.
Delvin Breaux
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Benjamin Watson
Watson caught three passes on five targets for 36 yards, including a six-yard touchdown reception, in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.

Watson had a 21-yard grab on the Saints' first drive and hauled in a short slant for a score on the team's second drive, but he did not catch another pass until the fourth quarter, when the Saints were down 19 points. Watson remains the Saints' primary tight end option and has proven to at least be a reliable source of some fantasy points - something not all tight ends can claim - but his upside is still limited. Up next is a Thursday night game against the Falcons.

Cyril Lemon
No Updates
Cameron Jordan
The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a night club altercation that allegedly involved Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan over the Labor Day weekend, a NOPD spokesman confirmed, per ESPN.com.

No charges have been filed, and no arrests have been made.

The incident occurred early Saturday morning. A female victim said she and her boyfriend were inside the location when they were involved in an altercation with a male subject identified as Jordan.

Saints coach Sean Payton commented on the situation Wednesday.

“We are gathering the information," Payton said. "We are aware of it. I am anxious to find out more."

Brian Dixon
The Saints placed three players on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list. 

Safety Jairus Byrd, wide receiver Marques Colston and defensive tackle Glenn Foster were all placed on PUP. Cornerback Brian Dixon was placed on the non-football injury list. 

Byrd is returning from a season ending knee injury. Colston has a non-disclosed injury. 

All four are still on the roster and can be activated at any time before the start of the season. 

Anthony Spencer
The Saints have placed defensive end Anthony Spencer on the season-ending injured reserve list, per ESPN.com.

Spencer is dealing with an unspecified injury that has kept him sidelined since the team's first preseason contest. He is coming off a serious knee injury in 2013. 

Spencer has 33 sacks in eight NFL seasons, including 11 in 2012, when he made the Pro Bowl as a member of the Cowboys. 

Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
Toben Opurum
The Saints reached a contract agreement with running back Tim Hightower on Monday, reports NOLA.com.

To make room for Hightower, the team parted ways with wide receiver Seantavius Jones. The team also waived fullback Toben Opurum and added OL Mike McGlynn.

Michael Mauti
The Vikings listed cornerback Shaun Prater, running back Jerick McKinnon, fullback Zach Line, linebacker Michael Mauti, linebacker Brandon Watts, guard David Yankey and tackle J’Marcus Webb as inactive for Week 13 against the Panthers.
Tavaris Barnes
No Updates
Obum Gwacham
The Seahawks have six of their eight draft picks under contract.

Picks that have signed are:

Fourth-round guard Terry Poole, fourth-round guard Mark Glowinski, sixth-round defensive end Obum Gwacham, fifth-round cornerback Tye Smith, sixth-round center Kristjan Sokoli and seventh-round safety Ryan Murphy.

The only picks yet to sign with the team are second-round defensive end Frank Clark and third-round receiver Tyler Lockett.

Garrett Grayson
Last year as a senior at Colorado State, Saints 2015 third-round draft pick Garrett Grayson received some vital words of wisdom from his idol, helping him become the 75th pick in the draft. The quarterback had been invited to participate in the annual Manning Passing Academy in Louisiana. It was there that he got to watch Peyton Manning perform drills and answer questions.

“We got to sit down in a room with him and Eli and just talk football, how they prepare for the game, what they’re looking for in defenses. So that was something I learned from, just to kind of be around him and see how he approaches everything, that meant a ton,” Grayson said, per ESPN.com. “You always hear about what a perfectionist he is, how seriously he takes every single drill. So to get to meet him and be around him and see that in person, I kind of learned from that and took that back.

“Looking back on my senior year, that’s another thing why I had so much success, because I wasn’t taking things like even a simple three-step drop for [granted]. I was serious with everything I did. So I’m definitely thankful for that opportunity.”

Jairus Byrd
Saints safety Jairus Byrd (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

Byrd will likely hop right in as a starter alongside Kenny Vaccaro, but the Saints may monitor the three-time Pro Bowler's snaps. Although his track record from Buffalo is superb, Byrd has played just 15 games since the start of 2013 and four games since the beginning of 2014. He needs to re-prove that he's a useful IDP outside of very deep leagues.

Kevin Williams
The Saints were busy making personnel changes on Friday. The team signed defensive tackle Kevin Williams and waived rookie tight end Harold Spears, per The Times-Picayune.

Williams, a six-time Pro Bowler, signed a one-year deal with the Saints. He's played in 187 games over the last 12 years, and started eight games last season while recording 30 tackles and three sacks.

Spears caught 56 passes for 838 yards and four touchdowns as a senior at New Hampshire last year.

Mike McGlynn
The Saints made a number of changes to their roster on Saturday, per ESPN.com.

Running back Tim Hightower and offensive lineman Mike McGlynn were cut. Linebacker Davis Tull, who is nursing a shoulder injury, was put on the injured reserve.

New Orleans also added safety Don Jones , wide receiver Seantavius Jones and fullback Toben Opurum to the active roster from the practice squad.

Drew Brees
Saints quarterback Drew Brees completed 26 of 43 passes for 335 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against the Eagles, but he also threw one interception and fumbled twice.

Brees connected with eight different receivers, throwing his touchdowns to Brandin Cooks and Benjamin Watson. Brees was under pressure all game long, as he was sacked five times for a loss of 43 yards, and a majority of his stats came in garbage time.

His shoulder didn't seem to be much of an issue, as he attempted a number of longer throws, and with the way the line is playing, Brees could be leading a number of comeback attempts this season, which will only increase his passing tries and yards.

Ashaad Mabry
The Saints will release safety Kenny Phillips and defensive tackle Ashaad Mabry, according to ESPN.com.
C.J. Spiller
Spiller gained ten yards on three carries and had negative eight yards on three receptions on four targets in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.

After hauling in the game-winning 80-yard catch in Week 4 against the Cowboys, Spiller was once again criminally underused, playing only 19 snaps, according to Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. At this point it's difficult to identify the reasons why Spiller's usage has been so low, especially considering that the Saints were playing from behind for most of the second half on Sunday. With Drew Brees frequently under pressure and consistently finding his running backs in the passing game, there's still hope that Spiller can be a valuable fantasy commodity, particularly in PPR leagues, but there's been little evidence to support that will be the case. Up next is a Thursday night game against the Falcons.

Jack Tabb
The Saints signed free agent tight end Alex Smith after Friday's practice, ESPN reported. 

Smith is a 10-year veteran who played with Cincinnati last season. 

Smith will replace rookie Jack Tabb, who appeared to suffer a leg injury at Thursday's practice. Tabb was waived/injured. 

Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
Brandon Coleman
Saints wide receiver Brandon Coleman caught one pass on one target for 30 yards in Sunday's win against the Cowboys. Coleman's lone catch was a big one, as it set up the Saints for the potential game-winning field goal at the end of regulation (which was missed), but it's disconcerting for Coleman's owners that he once again saw his playing time dwindle.

Coleman participated in only 19 of the Saints' 73 offensive plays (26 percent), according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. With Snead excelling in his expanded role, Coleman's upside may be capped by his limited playing time.

Josh Hill
Saints tight end Josh Hill caught two passes on two targets for 11 yards, including a three-yard touchdown, in Sunday's win against the Cowboys.

Hill caught a short score in the first quarter, but he was relatively quiet thereafter, managing only a single other catch. Hill was once again out-snapped by starting tight end Ben Watson, who received 64 of the Saints' 73 offensive snaps (88 percent), compared to Hill's 34 plays (47 percent), reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

With the Saints struggling to find playmakers, particularly in the red zone, it would make sense for Hill's usage to go up, but to this point it has not happened, which makes Hill a risky weekly play.

Austin Johnson
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.

Zach Strief
Despite drafting Stanford tackle Andrus Peat in the first round, Saints coach Sean Payton doesn't see him competing for a starting spot. 

"I don’t see that initially," Payton said, per Saints.com.

The Saints have veterans Zach Strief and Terron Armstead at the two tackle spots. 

"Terron and Zach we feel are ones of veteran experience," Payton said. "One’s a tremendous leader for us at right tackle and one’s a real sharp and talented left tackle. Andrus will come in and I’m sure we’ll give him reps at both positions."

Moving Peat to guard isn't an option. "I don’t see that. He’s a tackle," Payton said. 

Kyle Wilson
The Saints agreed to terms with cornerback Kyle Wilson on Wednesday, the team announced.

Details of the contract were not disclosed. Wilson spent the last five seasons playing for the Jets. In 2014, he totaled 26 tackles and one sack. He has three career interceptions.

Damian Swann
Rookie cornerback Damian Swann has signed a four-year deal with the Saints, per the Baltimore Sun. It's worth $2.464 million.

The signing of the fifth-rounder leaves all New Orleans draftees in the fold aside from Andrus Peat.

Tim Lelito
Saints coach Sean Payton said at the annual NFL meeting that he doesn't think the moves the team has made this offseason have opened any holes in the starting lineup, indicating specifically that Tim Lelito would join Jahri Evans as the team's starting guards after the departure of Ben Grubbs, Saints.com reports.

"Those aren’t holes," Payton said about losing Grubbs and middle linebacker Curtis Lofton. "We’re not moving a player if we feel like there’s no…we feel like we have a pretty good idea of how everything is lining up. We’ve got a center we know that starts in this NFL, we’ve got a guard, (Tim) Lelito will play left guard, Jahri Evans is the right guard. The same way at receiver. So we weren’t looking to make a move that created another 'must'."

Lelito played 294 snaps on offense last season, per Pro Football Focus, and graded out positively as a run blocker and negatively as a pass blocker.  He was an undrafted free agent out of Grand Valley State in 2013.

Justin Drescher
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P.J. Williams
The Saints placed cornerback P.J. Williams on injured reserve, reports NFL.com. Williams will miss the rest of the season after tearing his hamstring. He was a third-round pick in 2015.
Hamstring - IR. Out for season
David Hawthorne
Saints inside linebacker David Hawthorne took a pay cut of $1.25 million for 2015 and $1.75 million for 2016, reports ESPN.com. The 29-year-old had 83 tackles, three sacks and an interception in 12 games last season.

Hawthorne is now scheduled to make $3.25 million this season and $2.25 million in 2016.

Stephone Anthony
Saints rookie linebacker Stephone Anthony recorded seven tackles (five solo) and a sack in the Week 4 victory over Dallas.

The sack was the first of the rookie linebacker's career, and with 23 stops through his first four games, Anthony is proving to be a consistent source of tackles for Fantasy owners. Even with the return of Dannell Ellerbe, he should continue to start at the heart of the defense.

Michael Hoomanawanui
Patriots tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Michael Hoomanawanui were fined $8,268 apiece for their roles in a brawl at the end of New England's 28-24 Super Bowl XLIX victory, according to the Everett Herald.

Gronkowski was fined for participating in the brawl and Hoomanawanui's fine was for taking an opponent's helmet off of his head.

Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin was fined $10,000 and defensive end Michael Bennett was fined $8,268 for their roles in the fight.

Jamarca Sanford
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.

Khiry Robinson
Robinson had five carries for 30 yards and two catches for two yards in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.

Robinson had found the end zone each of the last two weeks, but he was held in check against a tough Philadelphia run defense. It also didn't help his cause that the Saints were dominated in the second half, forcing Drew Brees and company to take to the air for the majority of the half to catch up. Robinson should continue to have some standalone value as part of the Saints' backfield committee, but his primary worth to fantasy owners is as a potential source for short touchdowns and as a handcuff to Mark Ingram. Atlanta is up next for Robinson on Thursday.

Rafael Bush
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.

R.J. Harris
No Updates
Reggie Bell
No Updates
Bryan Witzmann
No Updates
Mark Ingram
Saints featured back Mark Ingram rushed 12 times for 57 yards and caught two passes on three targets for 36 receiving yards Sunday against the Eagles.

Ingram has been catching many more passes this season than in the past, but he's failed to rush for even 80 yards in a game this season and has only two touchdowns in five games. Up next is a quick turnaround to face the Falcons on Thursday.

Seantavius Jones
The Saints reached a contract agreement with running back Tim Hightower on Monday, reports NOLA.com.

To make room for Hightower, the team parted ways with wide receiver Seantavius Jones. The team also waived fullback Toben Opurum and added OL Mike McGlynn.

Marcus Murphy
Saints running back Marcus Murphy did not have a carry or a reception, but he gained 72 yards on three kick returns and scored a touchdown on a 74-yard punt return in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.

Even with the return of C.J. Spiller from injury, Murphy has continued to be the Saints' primary return man and with his weaving score, he showed why head coach Sean Payton raved about him during training camp.

The rookie Murphy is unlikely to contribute much, if at all, on offense, but in leagues that reward return yardage, he could be a sneaky source of Fantasy points.

Tony Hills
The Panthers signed two offensive linemen and released a running back to get their roster to 90 players on Tuesday. 

The Panthers signed Tony Hills and Davonte Wallace and released Darrin Reaves.

Hills played for Dallas last season, while Wallace spent time with Miami. Reaves rushed for 78 yards last year. 

Chris Manhertz
No Updates
Willie Snead
Saints rookie wideout Willie Snead had six catches on a team-high 11 targets for 141 yards Sunday against the Eagles.

A week after setting a career-high with six catches for 89 yards, Snead busted out in a big way, though he was unable to grab either of quarterback Drew Brees' two touchdown passes. Brandin Cooks and Snead combined for 20 of 43 available targets Sunday, and it looks like Brees is getting very comfortable throwing to the rookie. Snead and the Saints play Atlanta on Thursday.

Kenny Vaccaro
Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro made nine tackles (four solo) in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.

After a quiet Week 1, in which Vaccaro had only a pair of tackles, the Saints promised to put him in a position where he was playing closer to the line of scrimmage. Since then, Vaccaro notched nine tackles in each of the last two games.

The Saints may not be winning, but as long as the third-year safety continues to play in the box, he should continue to be an above average option in IDP leagues.

Luke McCown
Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks (ankle) has been deemed probable for the Week 4 battle against Dallas.

Cooks logged a full practice Friday, leaving little question as to his Sunday availability. He's been a major disappointment so far, but he should at least have Drew Brees back under center. Oddly enough, Cooks had his best showing of the year in Week 3, catching seven passes (eight targets) for 79 yards while playing with backup quarterback Luke McCown.

Vinnie Sunseri
After going unclaimed on waivers, the Saints placed safety Vinnie Sunseri , receiver Nick Toon and linebacker Ronald Powell on injured reserve, according to The Times-Picayune.
Leg - IR. Out for season
Brandon Browner
Saints cornerback Brandon Browner was carted off the field in the first series of the first preseason game of the year Thursday night.

He walked off with a limp and was examined by trainers on the sideine before being wheeled away. The team has yet to release details.

Browner played in nine games for New England last season and contributed to 25 tackles. He had one interception.

Sammy Seamster
The Dolphins placed defensive back Sammy Seamster on injured reserve Monday due to a shoulder injury, the Miami Herald reports. 
Austin Brown
The Texans waived or released the following players: running back William Powell, linebackers Terrance Lloyd and Lawrence Sidbury, nose tackles David Hunter and Austin Brown, cornerback Junior Mertile, guard Sam Longo and receivers Joe Adams and Alec Lemon.
Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
Andrus Peat
The Saints agreed to terms on a contract with first-round draft pick Andrus Peat , GM Mickey Loomis announced on Thursday, per the team's web site

Peat was the 13th overall pick in the draft, out of Stanford. The offensive lineman agreed to a four-year deal. 

John Jenkins
The Saints announced a pair of roster moves on Saturday. The team elevated quarterback Ryan Griffin to the 53-man active roster and placed nose tackle John Jenkins on injured reserve with an abdominal injury.

Jenkins registered 30 combined tackles and a sack in 12 games played.

Hau'oli Kikaha
Saints linebacker Hau'oli Kikaha had six tackles (four solo) and a sack in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.

He was caught out of position at times and bit on a few fakes, but once again Kikaha made a big play for the Saints' defense and stuffed the stat sheet. With sacks now in back-to-back games, to go with a healthy 18 tackles on the young season, the rookie outside linebacker likely warrants Fantasy consideration in most IDP leagues.

Thomas Morstead
No Updates
Zach Hocker
Saints kicker Zach Hocker made 2 of 3 field goal attempts and added two extra point conversions in Sunday's win against the Cowboys.

Hocker nailed both a long 51-yard field goal and a chip-shot 29-yard kick in third quarter, but most will likely remember his lone miss on the night - a short 30-yard attempt that would have won the Saints the game with only a few seconds left in regulation.

The Saints quickly made amends for Hocker's error when Drew Brees found C.J. Spiller for an 80-yard touchdown on the second play of overtime, but the miss was now Hocker's third of the season (two field goals and one extra point).

Still, Hocker is 7 of 9 on field goal tries this season, so he likely has some leeway, but he would be advised to make the most of his chances over the next few weeks.

Lawrence Virgil
The Saints have ruled the following players inactive for Sunday's game against the Falcons: Seantavius Jones, Stanley Jean-Baptiste, Jamarca Sanford, Travaris Cadet, Moises Fokou, Lawrence Virgil and Terron Armstead.
Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
Marques Colston
Saints wide receiver Marques Colston suffered a separated shoulder Sunday against the Eagles, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

Per the report, Colston could also be dealing with some structural damage, with the New Orleans Times-Picayune relaying that the wideout is slated to have an MRI on Monday afternoon. At a minimum, we'd expect Colston to miss Thursday's game against the Falcons, with the veteran wideout's likely absence paving the way for Brandon Coleman to see his share of snaps in the Saints' offense, along with top wideout targets Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead.

Shoulder - Questionable for Week 6 vs. Atlanta
Max Unger
The Saints have traded tight end Jimmy Graham to the Seahawks in exchange for Max Unger and a Seattle first-round draft pick, the teams announced Tuesday. New Orleans will also part ways with their fourth-round selection. The trade is contingent on the players passing physicals.

The Saints called rival executives to shop many of their players recently, including their star tight end, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL Media on Tuesday. Graham had his $2.9 million base salary and $5 million roster bonus for the 2015 season become guaranteed last week.

Graham, 28, had 85 catches for 889 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2014, all while fighting off a shoulder injury for most of the season. Over his first five seasons with the Saints, Graham has registered 4,752 yards and 51 touchdowns. Since 2010, only Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (41) has more red zone touchdowns than Graham (40).

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Dannell Ellerbe
Saints rookie linebacker Stephone Anthony recorded seven tackles (five solo) and a sack in the Week 4 victory over Dallas.

The sack was the first of the rookie linebacker's career, and with 23 stops through his first four games, Anthony is proving to be a consistent source of tackles for Fantasy owners. Even with the return of Dannell Ellerbe, he should continue to start at the heart of the defense.

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Keenan Lewis
Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis (hip) is active for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

Coming off a minor hip procedure at the beginning of September, Lewis is returning toward the front end of his timetable. He'll likely get the start, but it's not entirely clear whether he'll replace Brandon Browner or Delvin Breaux.

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