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New Orleans Saints announce roster moves

New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced that the club has signed defensive backs Robert Nelson Jr. and Marcus Williams and waived cornerback De’Vante Harris and Trevor Darling.

Nelson, 5-9, 175, was originally signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent out of Arizona State in 2014. In 20 career regular season games for the Cleveland Browns (2014), Houston Texans (2016) and New York Jets (2017), recording 13 tackles (12 solo), one interception, two passes defensed, one fumble recovery and 11 special teams tackles (nine solo).

Williams was originally signed by the Houston Texans following the 2014 NFL Draft out of North Dakota State. The 5-11, 196-pound Minneapolis native has appeared in 49 career games with 14 starts for the New York Jets (2014-17) and Houston Texans (2017), recording 105 tackles (89 solo), 2.5 sacks, ten interceptions, 27 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. In 2015, Williams finished fifth in the NFL with six interceptions.

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