The New Orleans Saints claimed former Miami Dolphins cornerbackSammy Seamster off of waivers on Tuesday.
Seamster, a 6-foot, 205-pounder from Middle Tennessee State, played in two games for the Dolphins as a rookie in 2014.
Claiming a player like Seamster at the 75-man cut-down essentially offers the Saints a chance to get an extended evaluation of him.
“To claim a player to your 75 is fairly easy to do, it’s much more challenging to claim a player to your 53,” Payton said. “We would have been unable to do that if it was just a 53, so we have a chance to look at a player here for a week.”