Saints add DE Richardson, waive WR Tanner

METAIRIE (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have signed defensive end Jay Richardson, bolstering their defensive line following

a left knee injury to end Tyrunn Walker in Week 1.

Coach Sean Payton said Thursday the club also waived receiver Andy Tanner to make room for Richardson.

Richardson was among New Orleans' final cuts

this preseason. Payton says he had told the veteran lineman there was a


chance he could return if the Saints needed more depth at his

positions. Richardson can also play outside linebacker in the

Saints' 3-4 front.

The former Ohio State standout was a fifth-round draft pick by Oakland in 2007.