Saints sign Sharrod Neasman, waive Mykkele Thompson

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The Saints swapped one safety for another on Thursday.

Herbie Teope of NFL Media reports that the team has signed Sherrod Neasman to their 90-man roster. Neasman tried out for the team at their rookie minicamp earlier this month. Mykkele Thompson has been waived in a corresponding move.

Neasman played in 14 regular season games and five postseason contests for the Falcons over the last two seasons and made six tackles. He was not tendered a contract this offseason by Atlanta and worked out for the Chiefs in April before landing with New Orleans.

Thompson was a fifth-round pick by the Giants in 2015, but missed his rookie year with a torn Achilles. He played one game in 2016 and wound up back on injured reserve with a knee injury.