<span style=""> <span style=""><span style="">Metairie, La.</span> – The New Orleans Saints announced today that they have waived veteran cornerback Jason David and the signing of first-year cornerback Greg Fassitt. The announcements were made by Saints' Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.
David, 27, is in his sixth season in the NFL. He spent the previous two seasons with the Saints after signing with the team as a restricted free agent in April of 2007. With the Saints David played in 27 games, made 18 starts, and was credited with 75 tackles, eight interceptions for 104 yards in returns, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Prior to joining the Saints David played three seasons with the Indianapolis Colts (2004-2006), where he played in 48 regular season games, made 43 starts, and accumulated 143 tackles and eight interceptions. Additionally David played in seven postseason games with six starts, including a Super Bowl XLI victory with the Colts.
Fassitt, 5-11, 186 pounds, is a first-year player who originally signed with the Saints as a free agent on January 18, 2008 and was with the team during training camp last season. A former member of the Chicago Bears' practice squad (2007), the Grambling product was a two-time member of the all-SWAC second-team after playing in 32 games, tallying 110 tackles and seven interceptions. Fassitt is a graduate of New Orleans' Kennedy High School in the Gentilly neighborhood.
Note: The Saints' afternoon practice has been moved up. The practice, initially slated to begin at 3:20 pm, will now start at 3:00 p.m. and run until 4:20 pm. The practice is scheduled to be open to the public on the Saints' outdoor practice fields, weather-permitting. The team will travel to Houston tomorrow and then have three practices against the Texans, starting on Wednesday, August 19. The Saints' next game is against the Texans in Reliant Stadium on Saturday night beginning at 7:00 pm. The game can be seen locally on CST and FOX 8 and will also be carried on the Saints' Radio Network (WWL 870 is the flagship station).