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New Orleans Saints place FB Austin Johnson on injured reserve

Sean Payton announced the transactions after Wednesday's practice

The New Orleans Saints placed fullback Austin Johnson on injured reserve and signed tackle Nick Becton off the New York Giants' practice squad, Coach Sean Payton announced Wednesday.

The Saints also signed RB Tauren Poole and FB Michael Zordich to the practice squad.

Johnson rushed for 22 yards on eight carries and caught two passes for 15 yards and a touchdown prior to being injured in the Green Bay Packers contest.  Johnson also registered three total tackles (two solo) on special teams.

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