Saints Claim Bryce Harris, Waive John Hughes
The New Orleans Saints are welcoming back a familiar face...again.
The Saints claimed offensive tackle Bryce Harris off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers on Monday.
To make room on the active 53-man roster, the Saints waived defensive lineman John Hughes as a vested veteran.
The 28-year old Harris, who spent three seasons with the Saints (2012-2014) earlier in his career, spent training camp with the Saints before being released for the first time on September 2.
Harris was re-signed, and then released, on four other occasions this season alone, making this the sixth time that his name appears on the team roster.
After spending training camp with the Saints, Harris was released on September 2, before returning on September 4, only to be released again on September 6.
Two days later, the Saints re-signed Harris on September 8, but then terminated his contract three days later, on September 11.
After bringing him back one day later, on September 12, Harris then stayed with the team for 13 days, until his release on September 25.
Wait; there's still more.
The Saints re-signed Harris on October 13, before releasing him on October 17.
A native of Bakersfield, California, Harris signed with the Detroit Lions on October 18, before being released on October 26.
Harris signed with the San Francisco 49ers last Wednesday, November 1, but was waived last Saturday, November 4.
The 6-foot-6, 300-pound Harris has appeared in 35 career games, all but one with the Saints, including 4 starts.
Hughes spent the preseason with the Saints, compiling 4 tackles in 4 preseason games, prior to being released in September. He was re-signed on October 4, before being released again on Monday.
The 28-year old Hughes, who played in one game with the Saints this season, is a former third-round draft choice by the Cleveland Browns in the 2012 NFL Draft.
The 6-foot-2, 320-pound Hughes, has appeared in 59 career games, including 10 starts, with both the Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, compiling 116 tackles, including 5 sacks.