New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced today that the team has placed defensive tackle Kendrick Clancyon the reserve/injured list with a knee injury and signed defensive tackle DeMario Pressleyfrom the practice squad to the active roster.
Clancy, a 10th-year player in his third season with the Saints, played in two games in 2009 and was inactive for five others with his knee ailment. The former Ole Miss standout made two tackles in the season opener and missed the subsequent five contests before returning to action last week against Atlanta, where he made four tackles but re-aggravated the knee. He finishes the season with six tackles and has now made 85 stops in 30 games (16 starts) as a Saint with 2½ sacks and a fumble recovery.
Pressley, a second-year lineman out of North Carolina State, was selected by the Saints in the fifth round (144th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-3, 301-pounder spent his rookie season on injured reserve rehabbing a foot injury suffered early in training camp. He played in all four of the Saints' preseason games this summer, making nine tackles before being waived at the conclusion of training camp. He was signed to the team's practice squad days later, where he has been for the first eight weeks of the season.