New Orleans Saints Re-sign CB Elbert Mack; Release LB Barrett Ruud
The New Orleans Saints made some roster moves yesterday as they re-signed cornerback Elbert Mack. The Saints also let go of middle linebacker Barrett Ruud.
Mack was re-signed by the Saints in the wake of starting cornerback Jabari Greer’s injury. Greer re-aggravated a groin injury during the Saints first win of the season against the San Diego Chargers.
Mack was recently let go by the Saints but the team opted to bring him back to provide depth in the secondary. I think at this point the Saints should just hold on to Mack for the rest of the season as Greer’s groin injury seems to be an injury that will plague him all season.
Mack has yet to play this season but his presence on the team should help during practice and give the Saints another option at cornerback. The Saints are fortunate to be heading into the bye week as they need to re-group and their players need time to heal up from injuries.
Ruud was signed by the Saints in the off-season to provide some much needed depth at the middle linebacker position. Since being cut by the Saints Ruud recently signed on with the Houston Texans. The Texans found themselves in desperate need for some linebacker depth and Ruud provides that in a pinch.
The release of Ruud will not affect the Saints too much as their linebacker corps have been relatively healthy as of late. The signing of Mack was a good pickup for the Saints as they will need all the help they can get in their secondary. Hopefully Greer can heal quickly from his injury and get back to form to help the Saints out in the secondary.