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New Orleans Saints place C. J. Spiller on injured reserve

The Saints signed tight end RaShaun Allen to the active roster

Photos of C. J. Spiller from the 2015 season. Photos by Michael C. Hebert (New Orleans Saints photos)

The New Orleans Saints announced today that they have signed tight end RaShaun Allen to the active roster from the practice squad, have placed running back C.J. Spiller on Injured Reserve and have signed linebacker Jeff Luc and fullback Toben Opurum to the practice squad. The announcements were made by Saints' Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.

Allen, 6-4, 250, was originally signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2014 out of Southern University. Between stints on the Seahawks and Vikings practice squad as a rookie, he spent six games on Seattle's 53-man roster and played in one contest. In 2015, the Cleveland, Ohio native split the season between the Saints and Seahawks practice squads. He played four seasons (2010-13) for Southern after redshirting as a freshman in 2009, starting nine of the 28 games played for the Jaguars, recording 30 receptions for 281 yards and three touchdowns.

Luc, 6-1, 255, was originally signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2015 out of Cincinnati and spent the entire training camp with them. He was a two-year letterman (2013-14) at Cincinnati after transferring from Florida State and started 13 games as a senior, recording 65 solo tackles, 6.5 sacks, six forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries.

Opurum, 6-1, 250, spent two games on the Saints 53-man roster roster, appearing in one and has been on the team's practice squad the majority of the season after being signed to the team's practice roster late in the 2014 campaign. Opurum has also spent one contest in 2013 on the Houston Texans practice squad and has also enjoyed stints on the practice rosters of Houston and Kansas City. Originally signed by Kansas City following the 2013 draft out of Kansas, the Plano, Texas native. Was a four-year letterman with the Jayhawks where he played both running back and linebacker.

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