Saints Make Seven Moves Including Activating QB Jameis Winston From COVID-19 List


The New Orleans Saints announced Thursday that they’ve activated QB Jameis Winston from the COVID-19 list and placed WR Tre’Quan Smith on injured reserve. 

Jameis Winston

Other roster moves include:

It’s worth mentioning that the NFL changed the rules regarding injured reserve for the 2020 season and players can return from the list in just three weeks. 

Winston, 27, is a former first-round pick of the Buccaneers back in 2015. He played out the 2019 season under the fifth-year option from his rookie contract and made a base salary of $20.922 million.

Winston signed with the Saints on a one-year, $1.1 million deal this past offseason. 

In 2020, Winston has appeared in three games for the Saints and completed 7-11 passing attempts for 75 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions. 

Smith, 24, is a former third-round pick of the Saints back in 2018. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $3,277,024 contract that included an $817,024 signing bonus.

In 2020, Smith has appeared in 14 games for the Saints and caught 34 passes for 448 yards receiving and four touchdowns.

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