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Saints Agree to Terms with Seven for Practice Squad


The New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms with seven players to their practice squad, it was announced by Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.

Those that have agreed to terms to the practice squad are WR Adrian Arrington, G Tim Duckworth, CB Danny Gorrer, RB P.J. Hill, T Jermey Parnell, DT DeMario Pressley and WR Matt Simon. All seven players had been waived by the club in the team's final preseason cutdown Saturday.

Arrington was a seventh-round draft choice in 2008 who spent the entire '08 campaign on injured reserve with a toe injury. While once again battling injuries this summer, the former University of Michigan wideout played in three games, catching three passes for 77 yards.

Duckworth is a first-year offensive lineman who has spent the past two seasons on the Saints' practice squad. The 6-4, 318-pound guard out of Auburn played in all four of the team's preseason contests at right guard.

Gorrer signed with the Saints as an undrafted free agent out of Texas A&M this spring. The 6-0, 185-pound cornerback played in all four of the team's preseason games and made seven tackles with a pass defense.

Hill, a 5-10, 218-pound running back from the University of Wisconsin signed with the Saints this spring as an undrafted free agent. In four games this preseason, he ran for 128 yards on 26 carries with three touchdowns along with two catches for nine yards.

Parnell, a 6-6, 278-pound former college basketball player in his time at Ole Miss, signed with the Saints as an undrafted free agent this spring and has been tried at three positions this summer, starting at defensive line prior to a stint as a tight end and lastly as an offensive tackle. He played in three games this preseason.

Pressley was a fifth-round pick of the Saints in the 2008 NFL Draft who spent his entire rookie season on injured reserve with a foot injury. The 6-3, 301-pound defensive tackle played in all four preseason games this summer, making nine tackles.

Simon signed with the Saints as an undrafted free agent out of Northern Illinois this spring. The 6-1, 199-pound wide receiver played in all four preseason games and caught one pass for 14 yards.

NFL teams can carry up to eight players on the practice squad. To be eligible for the practice squad, players must not have an accrued season of free agent credit or may have one or more accrued seasons but were on the 45-player active list for fewer than nine regular season games during each of such accrued seasons. A player may serve on a practice squad for a maximum of three seasons.

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