The New Orleans Saints have lost another member of the defense to injured reserve.

Defensive lineman John Hughes' season came to an end after he suffered an elbow injury during Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons. New Orleans signed veteran defensive tackle Tony McDaniel to take his place.

Hughes bounced on and off the roster throughout the season, appearing in eight games and making 10 tackles.

McDaniel spent training camp with the Saints but was ultimately cut prior to the season. 

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