The New Orleans Saints secondary has taken another big blow as safety Rafael Bush has a torn pectoral muscle, according to NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport.


Considering starting safety Jairus Byrd has taken the field this season with a chronic knee problem, starting cornerback Keenan Lewis is out for possibly another month after having hip surgery, and rookie third round pick P.J. Williams is on injured reserve, the Saints secondary has been better days.

According to ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett, the Saints have signed veteran safety Kenny Phillips, who has not played in the NFL in two years.

Phillips spent training camp and preseason with New Orleans before being cut last week.

His first action back could be in a starting role, unless the swelling in Bryd's knee finally goes down enough for him to play next Sunday in the home opener versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.