Saints Sign Jamarca Sanford

4:40pm: New Orleans has waived offensive lineman Eric Olsen to make room for Sanford, tweets Mike Triplett of, passing along a report from colleague Field Yates.

2:49pm: The Saints have signed safety Jamarca Sanford to their 53-man roster, reports Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. New Orleans doesn’t currently have an open spot on its roster, so a corresponding move will be required before the signing can be officially announced.

Sanford, 29, spent the first five seasons of his career with the Vikings after being chosen in the seventh round of the 2009 draft. The Mississippi product started 44 games during his time in Minnesota, averaging 34 tackles per season during that span. However, he was one of the players let go by the Vikes were rosters were cut down to 53 players in August, initially being placed on injured reserve and then released with a settlement. After signing with Washington in late September, Sanford played in three games, solely on special teams, before being released.

Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis was injured during Sunday’s loss to the 49ers, but has indicated he intends to play in Week 11, and New Orleans’ starting safeties – Rafael Bush and Kenny Vaccaro – are healthy, so I wouldn’t expect Sanford to see much action if he’s active this weekend.

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