Saints Waive Sae Tautu/Sign Taylor Stallworth
The New Orleans Saints made a roster move on Tuesday, after numerous additions/subtractions on Monday.
The team waived linebacker Sae Tautu, while signing defensive tackle Taylor Stallworth.
The 6-foot-3, 245-pound Tautu, who played his college football at BYU, was signed by the Saints as an undrafted free agent following the 2017 NFL Draft.
After suffering an MCL injury that forced the Saints to place Tautu on injured reserve, he was released before the start of the season.
The Saints re-signed Tautu to a reserve/futures deal in January, prior to releasing him on Tuesday.
The 6-foot-2, 305-pound Stallworth, who played his college football at South Carolina, went undrafted in the 2018 NFL Draft, after compiling 30 tackles in 13 games for the Gamecocks last season.
A native of Mobile, Alabama, Stallworth totaled 87 tackles, including one sack, during his collegiate career.
On Monday, the Saints released veteran tight end Coby Fleener, while also waiving tight end Alex Ellis, linebacker Shayne Skov, guard Nate Theaker and offensive tackle John Theus.
After cutting those four, the Saints officially signed Colorado offensive tackle Jeromy Irwin, Tempe wide receiver Keith Kirkwood, Oregon defensive tackle Henry Mondeaux and Western Kentucky tight end Deon Yelder, all undrafted free agents, who had previously agreed to deals.
Finally, after waiving him on Monday, the Saints have signed Theus to a reserve/futures deal.