New Orleans Saints place cornerback Aaron Glenn on injured reserve, activate defensive end Josh Savage

Posted by Mike Triplett, The Times-Picayune November 27, 2008

New Orleans Saints cornerback Aaron Glenn has been placed on injured reserved.

The Saints placed cornerback Aaron Glenn on injured reserve Thursday, officially ending his season, and they activated defensive end Josh Savage from the practice squad.

Glenn, who has been battling an ankle injury for almost the entire season, became the 14th member of the Saints’ injured reserve list this season.

The 15th-year veteran, who signed with the Saints in free agency this year, appeared in four games, mostly as a nickel back. He originally injured his ankle in Week 2 at Washington, then he re-injured it at Atlanta three weeks ago.
Savage, 28, has been with the Saints for the past two years, mostly on the practice squad. He was active for one game last season and two this September, but he played sparingly on defense and special teams. The 6-foot-4, 276-pounder will likely replace Jeff Charleston as the No. 3 defensive end in Sunday’s game at Tampa Bay. Charleston missed practice again Thursday with a foot injury.

Savage might be needed for the rest of the season if starting defensive end Will Smith winds up serving a four-game suspension over the final month.

The Saints replaced Savage on the practice squad with tight end Kolo Kapanui.

Charleston and fullback Mike Karney (knee) were the only two players who did not participate in Thursday’s practice. Tailback Reggie Bush participated on a limited basis and still appears to be on track for Sunday’s game. The Saints went through a light practice with no pads and no helmets. The players were dismissed early this afternoon for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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