Photos of Sean Payton during the 2015 preseason.
The New Orleans Saints have made the following roster moves, it was announced by the club today: The team signed TE Blake Annen, S Don Jones and DT Ashaad Mabry to the practice squad. The club also reached an injury settlement and waived WR Nick Toon.
Annen, 6-4, 247, originally signed with Philadelphia as an undrafted free agent out of Cincinnati following the 2014 NFL Draft. After spending the first half of his rookie season on the Chicago practice squad, he was elevated to their 53-man roster for the second half of the season where he played in five games and recorded no statistics. The Upper Arlington, Ohio native played in 44 career games in college for the Bearcats and recorded 16 receptions for 183 yards with two touchdowns as a senior in 2013.
Jones, 5-11, 205, is a two-year NFL veteran who was originally a seventh round draft pick (250th overall) of the Miami Dolphins in 2013 out of Arkansas State. In 31 career games for the Dolphins and the New England Patriots, he has recorded 22 special teams tackles and one coverage forced fumble. In 2014, the Town Creek, Ala. native, played in a total of 15 games for the Dolphins and Patriots and made six special teams tackles. Jones participated in the 2015 preseason for the Dolphins.
Mabry, 6-3, 315, was signed by New Orleans out of Texas-San Antonio following the 2015 NFL Draft. In the preseason, he recorded 11 tackles (nine solo). In college, the San Antonio native was a four-year contributor on the defensive line for the Roadrunners, where he appeared in 46 games with 12 starts. He recorded 49 stops as a senior in 2014, while appearing in all 12 contests.
The Saints now have the full allowable allotment of 10 players on their practice squad.