The reinforcements are on the way.
The Saints, who have been hit left and right by injuries to their defense, brought in some help Thursday. The Saints announced they were signing outside linebacker Jay Richardson, releasing wide receiver Andy Tanner to clear the roster spot.
Richardson was in camp with the Saints, and was pressed into service when injuries kept outside linebackers Martez Wilson and Junior Galette out of camp for extended periods. He’s spent most of his time playing defensive end, and has some versatility, but coach Sean Payton said they see him as an outside linebacker in their 3-4.
The Saints were without defensive tackles Broderick Bunkley and Tyrunn Walker in practice Wednesday, while Wilson and Galette practiced fully.