Saints Make Roster Moves At Kicker & Cornerback
The New Orleans Saints juggled their roster a little on Tuesday, signing kicker Will Lutz and cornerback Sterling Moore, while releasing kicker Kai Forbath and cornerback Cortland Finnegan.
Lutz, who played his college football at Georgia State, hit 27 of 39 on field goals during his three-year career there, while also serving as the full-time punter for the Panthers in 2015.
An undrafted free agent, Lutz signed with the Baltimore Ravens, prior to hitting 2 of 3 field goal attempts during training camp.
As for Forbath, it looked as though he'd be the Saints' kicker this season, after the team recently released Connor Barth, but that didn't turn out to be the case.
The 29-year Forbath, a 4-year veteran, kicked for the Saints for the final 10 games of 2015, connecting on 9 of 13 field goal attempts, including a long of 57 yards.
The 26-year old Moore spent last season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, compiling 45 tackles and one interception in 16 games, including 9 starts.
An undrafted free agent out of SMU in 2011, Moore spent the 2011 season with the New England Patriots, before splitting 2012 between the Patriots and the Dallas Cowboys, with whom he spent the 2013 and 2014 seasons with.
Finnegan, a 10-year veteran who spent last season with the Carolina Panthers, was signed by the Saints as a free agent early in training camp.
The 32-year old Finnegan has totaled 18 career interceptions.
The Saints open their 2016 season on Sunday, hosting the Oakland Raiders.