The New Orleans Saints activated defensive end Will Smith as part of series of roster moves by the team, the Times-Picayune reported Saturday.
Smith was temporary relieved from his suspension for his role in the team's "bounty" scandal. A three-member arbitration panel lifted the suspensions of four players involved on Friday.
The Saints also got roster exemptions for linebackers Barrett Ruud and Jonathan Vilma, who was also originally under suspension in the scandal.
New Orleans also released wide receiver Adrian Arrington and fullback Korey Hall, and placed rookie offensive tackle Marcel Jones on injured reserve.
The Saints open the season Sunday against the Washington Redskins.