The New Orleans Saints officially waived TE John Phillips and promoted G John Fullington to their active roster.
- The Saints also signed DB Mykkele Thompson to their practice squad.
The Saints’ practice squad now consists of:
- WR Travin Dural
- DE Alex Jenkins (International)
- G Landon Turner
- DT Woodrow Hamilton
- LB Shayne Skov
- G Nate Theaker
- LB Adam Bighill
- TE Alex Ellis
- DB De’Vante Harris
- C Gabe Ikard
- DB Mykkele Thompson
Phillips, 29, is a former sixth-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2009. He spent four years in Dallas before signing a three-year contract with the Chargers as an unrestricted free agent in 2013.
The Chargers released Phillips a few years later and he eventually signed on with the Broncos in July of last year. Denver elected to waive him during the season and he was later claimed off of waivers by the Saints.
New Orleans brought Phillips back this past March on a one-year, $980,000 contract before placing him on injured reserve during the preseason. The Saints later waived him with an injury settlement only to recently re-sign him.
In 2016, Phillips appeared in all 16 games and caught 10 passes for 72 yards receiving and one touchdown.