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New Orleans Saints announce roster moves

Saints add receivers Michael Floyd, Brandon Tate among other moves

Check out photos of the New Orleans Saints from Day 7 of Training Camp presented by Verizon at Ochsner Sports Performance Center on August 1, 2018.

The New Orleans Saints have signed offensive lineman Don Barclay, wide receivers Michael Floyd and Brandon Tate and waived/injured wide receivers Josh Smith, Eldridge Massington and wide receiver Travin Dural. Coach Sean Payton made the announcements following practice Wednesday, adding that tight end Michael Hoomanawanui had cleared his physical and returned to practice.

Barclay, 6 feet 4, 295 pounds, is a six-year NFL veteran who was originally signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent out of West Virginia in 2012. After spending his first five NFL seasons in Green Bay, the Seneca Valley, Pa., native played in three games with one start at right guard for the Detroit Lions in 2017. Barclay has played in 65 career games with 25 starts.

Floyd, 6-3, 220, is a six-year NFL veteran who was originally selected with the 13th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals out of Notre Dame and after playing the majority of his first five seasons in Arizona, has also played for the New England Patriots (2016) and Minnesota Vikings (2017). He has played in 89 career regular season games with 48 starts, recording 256 receptions for 3,859 yards with 24 touchdowns. In 2017, the St. Paul, Minn., native played for his hometown Vikings, for whom he played in 11 games with one start and posted ten receptions for 78 yards.

Tate, 6-1, 195 comes to New Orleans after playing for the New England Patriots (2009-10), Cincinnati Bengals (2011-15) and Buffalo Bills (2016-17). Originally a third round draft pick (83rd overall) of the Patriots in 2009 out of North Carolina, Tate has played in 126 career regular season games with 20 starts and has caught 71 passes for 1,099 with seven touchdowns. He's also returned 200 punts for 1,909 yards (9.5 avg.) and one touchdown and brought back 247 kickoffs for 5,890 yards (23.8 avg.) and two touchdowns. In 2017 for the Bills, the Burlington, N.C. native played in 13 games with one start and posted six receptions for 81 yards and one touchdown and returned 20 punts for 193 yards (9.7 avg.) and 28 kickoffs for 548 yards.

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