Saints Add Three To Active Roster, Release DL Margus Hunt

     

Damond Talbot of NFL Draft Diamonds reports that the Saints have promoted CB Ken Crawley to their active roster ahead of Monday’s game against the Chargers.

Field Yates adds that the Saints also released DL Margus Hunt and elevated WR Austin Carr and TE Garrett Griffin to their active roster. 

According to Talbot, NFL teams made attempts to sign him off of the Saints’ practice squad.

Hunt, 33, is a former second-round pick of the Bengals back in 2013. He played out his four-year, $3,671,100 rookie contract with the Bengals before agreeing to a two-year contract with the Colts for the 2017 season. 

Hunt returned to the Colts last year on a two-year, $9 million contract, but was unfortunately released in March in a move that cleared $4 million of available cap space for Indianapolis. He signed a one-year deal with the Saints but was released coming out of camp. 

From there, Hunt signed on to the Saints’ practice squad and he’s been on and off of their roster ever since. 

In 2020, Hunt has appeared in two games for the Saints and recorded four tackles and no sacks.

Crawley, 27, wound up signing a three-year, $1.62 million contract with the Saints as an undrafted free agent out of Colorado in 2016. He managed to make the 53-man roster coming out of the preseason and returned to New Orleans on an exclusive rights contract. 

Crawley was waived by the Saints a few months ago and later claimed by the Dolphins. Miami waived him with an injury designation last year and he was later waived from injured reserve. 

Crawley signed a futures contract with the Raiders this past January before releasing him back in August. From there, he had a brief stint with the Cardinals before returning tot he Saints’ practice squad a few weeks ago. 

In 2019, Crawley appeared in five games for the Saints and Dolphins and recorded six tackles and no interceptions.

 

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