The New Orleans Saints have made the following roster moves, it was announced by the club Wednesday, Oct. 21. The Saints terminated the contract of P Brandon Fields and the Practice Squad contract of WR R.J. Harris and waived K Zach Hocker. The team released DE Anthony Spencerfrom Reserve/Injured. The club placed T Cyril Lemon on the Practice Squad/Injured list. The team signed K Kai Forbath and WR T.J. Graham. The club also added S Akeem Davisand G Ryan Seymour to the Practice Squad. The roster moves were announced by Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.
Forbath, 5 feet 11, 197 pounds, was originally signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of UCLA in 2011 and played for the Washington Redskins from 2012-15. The NFL record holder for the most consecutive field goals made to start a career (17, later tied by Chandler Catanzaro), Forbarth has kicked in 41 regular season game and one postseason contest. He has converted 60-of-69 overall field goals with his 87.0 percent success rate ranked first all-time among Redskins kickers with at least 60 attempts. In 2014, he successfully drilled 24-of-27 (88.9 percent) field-goal attempts, including connecting on three game-winning attempts.
Graham, 5-11, 188, is in his fourth NFL season. He spent his first two campaigns with the Buffalo Bills, who selected him in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft (69th overall) out of North Carolina State and split the 2014 season between the Tennessee Titans and New York Jets. The Raleigh, N.C., native has appeared in 43 NFL contests with 17 starts and has posted career statistics of 57 receptions for 770 yards (13.5 avg.) with four touchdowns, 12 special teams tackles and three special teams fumble recoveries. In 2014, he started the regular season with the Titans but made all of his 12 appearances as a member of the Jets and finished with three receptions for 87 yards (29.0 avg.) with a 67-yard touchdown grab, 10 special teams tackles and three special teams fumble recoveries. In four years at North Carolina State, he set an ACC record for career kickoff return yards (3,153) and also amassed 88 receptions for 1,453 yards and 16 touchdowns.
Davis, 6-1, 200, spent the 2014 season and the 2015 preseason with the Washington Redskins after signing with the club as an undrafted free agent from Memphis. As a rookie in 2014, Davis played in 13 games and made two tackles (one solo). The Laurel, Miss. native played at Memphis from 2008-12, where he played in 34 career games with 27 starts and was twice named a team captain. He posted career totals of 162 tackles, three interceptions, 2.5 sacks, five forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries. As a senior in 2012, he started all 12 games and finished with 68 total tackles, including 37 solo stops in helping Memphis lead Conference USA in total defense (331 ypg.).
Seymour, 6-4, 305, comes to New Orleans after spending a week on the Chicago Bears practice squad and previously enjoying stints with three other NFL teams. Originally a seventh round (220th overall) draft pick of the Seattle Seahawks out of Vanderbilt, Seymour spent the first 14 weeks of his rookie season on the Seahawks practice squad before signing to the San Francisco active roster where he was inactive for three regular season games and all three postseason contests. In 2014, he joined the Cleveland Browns at the conclusion of training camp and appeared in 11 games with three starts at center. During his college career, the Camden County, Ga. native played in 44 games with 35 starts, including starting all 13 games in 2012 as a senior with stints at tackles, guard and center.