The Saints released tight end Tom Crabtree on Saturday, they said.
Crabtree was signed shortly after All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham injured his shoulder in the Saints’ 37-31 overtime victory against Tampa Bay on Oct. 5. The former Green Bay and Tampa Bay player practiced Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with the Saints before he was released.
The Saints (2-3), who had an open date after the Tampa Bay win, play at Detroit (4-2) at noon Sunday. Graham is questionable and called himself a game-time decision Friday.
Graham leads the Saints with 34 catches for 376 yards and three touchdowns this year.