The Saints have announced the signing of six players to their practice squad after they cleared waivers at 11 a.m. Sunday.
The list is topped by former Tulane quarterback Ryan Griffin, who was one of 22 moves the Saints made Saturday afternoon in trimming their roster down to the regular-season limit of 53 players.
Joining Griffin on the practice squad are wide receiver Saalim Hakim, tight end Michael Higgins, fullback Austin Johnson, tackle Marcel Jones and cornerback Jumal Rolle.
Like Griffin, Hakim, Higgins, Johnson and Jones went through training camp with the Saints this summer. Rolle was claimed off waivers from the Buffalo Bills last week but was waived Saturday as well.
Of the six players signed to the practice squad on Sunday, only one — Jones — was drafted by the Saints.
He was a seventh-round pick in 2012 and made the roster, but spent his rookie season on injured reserve after suffering a knee injury just before the first game.
The Saints have two more spots to fill on the practice squad. Players on the practice squad earned a bump in pay this season to a minimum of $6,000 per week this season — up from $5,700 last season.
Also, former UL-Monroe tight end Keavon Milton, who was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Saints this spring and was among their cuts Saturday, was claimed Sunday by the Cleveland Browns and added to their 53-man roster.