Saints open another practice squad spot by releasing RB Kirk Merritt

Should we start a transactions counter for Kirk Merritt like we’ve done for J.T. Barrett and Will Clapp? The New Orleans Saints released the running back from their practice squad on Tuesday just a week after they re-signed him upon clearing waivers, having been let go from the 53-man roster before Week 3’s road game with the Green Bay Packers.

Maybe this is just another procedural move. But you can’t help but wonder if the Saints are going to add some new faces. We’ve seen a lot of movement up and down the depth chart over the last 24 hours with:

Got all that? Expect more movement. The Saints are now at capacity on the 53-man roster with two vacancies open on their practice squad. They have an obvious need for improvement along the offensive line but it’s tough to see many free agents signing with the practice squad and upgrading the starting lineup in a matter of days (not even La’el Collins, a fan-favorite pick online). Stay tuned.

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