On Friday afternoon, the e New Orleans Saints announced a few interesting roster moves before the team’s game against the Green Bay Packers.
Just over 24 hours ago, the franchise announced the release of ninth-year veteran safety Jeff Heath. However, just a day later, the team made another decision regarding the veteran safety.
On Saturday afternoon, ESPN’s Field Yates revealed that the Saints have re-signed Heath to the team’s practice squad. In a corresponding move, the team released defensive tackle Montravious Adams.
“The Saints have released recently signed DT Montravious Adams and signed S Jeff Heath back to their practice squad, while elevating him for the game tomorrow,” Yates reported. “The team also elevated K Aldrick Rosas from the practice squad.”
The Saints have released recently signed DT Montravious Adams and signed S Jeff Heath back to their practice squad, while elevating him for the game tomorrow. The team also elevated K Aldrick Rosas from the practice squad.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 11, 2021
After spending the first seven seasons of his NFL career with the Dallas Cowboys and his most recent with the Las Vegas Raiders in 2020, Heath signed with the Saints earlier this offseason. During the 2020 season, the 30-year-old defensive back logged a career-high three interceptions, four passes defended and 37 tackles.
The other notable move had to do with the kicker position. Longtime Saints kicker Wil Lutz suffered an injury that could cost him nearly half of the 2021 season.
As a result, the team elevated former New York Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas to the active roster.