New Orleans Saints sign defensive tackle Rodney Leisle and tight end Tory Humphrey

By Mike Triplett, The Times-Picayune

December 30, 2009, 10:03AM

The Saints signed defensive tackle Rodney Leisle and tight end Tory Humphrey to the active roster this week, while releasing cornerback Greg Fassitt and safety Herana-Daze Jones. Fassitt was re-signed to the practice squad.

Leisle, 28, spent his first three NFL seasons with the Saints after being drafted in the fifth round out of UCLA in 2004. He played sparingly, appearing in just 17 games with eight career tackles before being released in 2007. The 6-foot-3, 315-pounder spent the last two offseasons with the New York Giants and Arizona Cardinals but did not make the final roster cut with either team.

Humphrey, 26, was originally signed by the Saints last week but was released before Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay. The 6-foot-2, 255-pounder spent the last four years with the Green Bay Packers as a backup tight end and special teams specialist. He was released with an injury settlement after breaking his arm this summer.

Fassitt and Jones were both signed last week to add special teams depth, and both were on the field when Tampa Bay’s Micheal Spurlock broke free for a 77-yard touchdown on a punt return in the fourth quarter Sunday.

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