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New Orleans Saints announce roster moves

Andrus Peat, Tony McDaniel head to IR

The New Orleans Saints hold a practice at Ochsner Sports Performance Center as they prepare for Playoffs on January 10, 2018.

New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced that the club has re-signed tackle Bryce Harris, signed defensive tackle Woodrow Hamilton to the active roster from the practice squad, has placed defensive tackle Tony McDaniel and guard Andrus Peat on Injured Reserve and has signed defensive tackle Jeremy Liggins to the practice squad.

Harris, 6 feet 6, 300 pounds, returns to the Saints active roster after appearing in three contests for the Black and Gold during the regular season, sandwiched between brief stints with Detroit and San Francisco. He has appeared in 38 career games with four starts, two at each tackle position. 37 of the 38 appearances and all four starts have taken place as a member of the Saints. Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Atlanta Falcons in 2012 out of Fresno State, he was added to the New Orleans active roster off the Falcons practice squad in week one of his rookie campaign. In 2014, he played in all 16 contests, primarily contributing on the club's special teams units and opened the last two at left tackle in place of an injured Terron Armstead. In 2015, Harris appeared in one contest for the Falcons, who acquired him at the conclusion of training camp. In 2016, he had stints on the active rosters of both the Jacksonville Jaguars and Miami Dolphins.

A native of Tulare, Calif., Harris started 39 consecutive games at Fresno State.

Hamilton, 6-3, 315, was originally signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of Mississippi following the 2016 NFL Draft. Alternating between the New England practice squad and active roster as a rookie, Hamilton appeared in two games with one start and posted three tackles (one solo). The Raleigh, Miss., native joined the Saints practice squad in week six. Hamilton played in 47 games with 25 starts at nose tackle at Ole Miss and finished his college career with 83 tackles, three sacks and one pass defensed. As a senior in 2015, he totaled 29 tackles and one sack.

Liggins, 6-3, 315, originally signed with the Seattle Seahawks as a college free agent following the 2017 NFL Draft. Prior to being added to the Saints practice roster, he also had stints on the San Francisco 49ers and Indianapolis Colts practice squad.

Collegiately, Liggins played in 28 games (seven starts) in three seasons (2014-16) at Mississippi. He saw action at tight end for the majority of his career, but also played some wildcat quarterback. Liggins converted to offensive tackle for his senior season. Prior to Mississippi, he spent one season at Northeast Mississippi Community College where he saw action at defensive end and quarterback.

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