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.
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.
Saints tackle Terron Armstead (neck), defensive end Akiem Hicks (ankle) and safety Jamarca Sanford (hamstring) were unable to practice Friday and were all ruled questionable for Sunday's game against Atlanta.
New Orleans remains a 6 1/2-point favorite at home against the Falcons.
The reeling Saints are benching 2013 first-round pick Kenny Vaccaro, reports NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Rapoport called the news "incredible," noting the safety has earned several game balls.
Vaccaro has played in every game this season, getting 66 tackles, two interceptions and a sack. Jamarca Sanford is his backup.
The New Orleans Times-Picayune chimed in that Vaccaro hasn't been playing well but called his benching "a huge surprise."
The Saints signed former Vikings safety Jamarca Sanford, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Sanford appeared in three games with Washington this season.
According to the Washington Times, the Redskins have signed former Vikings safety Jamarca Sanford and cornerback Richard Crawford on Monday.
Sanford was placed on injured reserve with ankle injury in the preseason by the Vikings before he was eventually cut. Crawford was cut by the Redskins earlier in the month.
An ankle injury has landed Vikings strong safety Jamarca Sanford on injured reserve.
Sanford started 13 games last season and has been a key contributor since arriving in Minnesota five years ago. He racked up a career-high 58 tackles in 2013.
Vikings defensive backs Jamarca Sanford and Robert Blanton and tight end Chase Ford will not suit up for Friday's preseason opener against the Raiders, according to ESPN.
Vikings linebacker Larry Dean (knee), safety Jamarca Sanford (ankle), defensive end Jared Allen (finger), running back Matt Asiata (shoulder), defensive tackle Fred Evans (knee), defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (illness), linebacker Chad Greenway (wrist), defensive Everson Griffen (toe) and safety Andrew Sendejo (toe) were all cleared to play Week 14 at Baltimore. Dean and Sanford were the only two players not listed as probable.
Vikings LB Larry Dean and S Jamarca Sanford are questionable Week 14.
Dean is dealing with a knee injury, but was able to take part in limited practice Friday. Sanford has an ankle injury, and was able to practice in full Friday.
Vikings CB Chris Cook, FB Jerome Felton, LB Chad Greenway, LB Erin Henderson, OT Charlie Johnson, OT Phil Loadholt and S Jamarca Sanford are probable Week 11 against the Seahawks.
All but Johnson were able to fully participate in practice Friday. Johnson was a limited participant Friday.
The Minnesota Vikings had five players on the roster ruled out for Thursday's Week 10 game against Washington when Wednesday's official injury report came out. All five players are among the Vikings' inactives for the Week 10 game.
Those players are as follows: Running back Matt Asiata (shoulder); defensive backs Chris Cook (hip) and Jamarca Sanford (groin); defensive lineman Fred Evans (knee); and tight end Kyle Rudolph (foot).
The Minnesota Vikings ruled out five players for Sunday's Week 9 game at Dallas on Friday's official injury report. They were all listed among Sunday's inactive players for the Vikings.
The Vikings will be without defensive back Jamarca Sanford (groin), running back Matt Asiata (shoulder), cornerback Chris Cook (hip), tight end Rhett Ellison (ankle) and defensive tackle Fred Evans (knee) for the game.
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said Monday cornerback Chris Cook and safety Jamarca Sanford are day to day leading up to Week 9 at Dallas. Cook suffered a hip muscle strain and Sanford a groin strain Week 8 against the Packers.
Vikings strong safety Jamarca Sanford left the game against the Packers in the first quarter with a groin injury. He was replaced by Mistral Raymond.
Sanford made two tackles before the injury.
Several key Vikings are active against Green Bay after being listed on the injury report. Defensive end Jared Allen (ankle), defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (back), linebacker Chad Greenway (wrist), cornerback A.J. Jefferson (ankle), defensive tackle Kevin Williams (knee) and offensive tackle Matt Kalil (back) were probable.
Also active are safety Jamarca Sanford (ankle) and defensive tackle Fred Evans (knee), who were questionable.