Veteran offensive tackle Khalif Barnes is back with the New Orleans Saints.

Barnes spent training camp and preseason with the Saints before becoming a surprise cut when the team trimmed the opening day roster to 53.

With starting left tackle Terron Armstead (knee) missing Monday night's game, all of practice last week, and practice again today, coupled with the injury to left guard Senio Kelemete, the Saints are thin on the offensive line.

Starting left guard Andrus Peat started at left tackle Monday in place of Armstead, but Kelemete left the contest with a hamstring injury, leaving the door open for Barnes.

At 34 years old, the 6-6, 320-pound Barnes has played tackle and guard during his 12 year career.

Drafted in the 2nd round of the 2005 draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars, he played 4 seasons with the Jags before signing with the Raiders in 2009, playing 7 seasons with Oakland.

Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune first reported the news.