Saints sign ex-Seahawks RB Jones, cut kicker Carney
The New Orleans Saints have signed running back Julius Jones and released kicker John Carney.
The team also announced Tuesday that it signed safety Matt Giordano, a free agent, and waived running back DeShawn Wynn.
The Seahawks released Jones on Oct. 5 to clear a roster spot for Marshawn Lynch, whom they acquired from the Buffalo Bills in a trade. Jones, 29, restructured his contract and took a hefty pay cut right before the start of the season, then carried the ball just 12 times for 30 yards in two games for Seattle this season.
Jones, the Seahawks' leading rusher the previous two seasons, joins a Saints backfield that has been hurt by injuries and bad bounces.
The Saints have lost two of three games since running back Reggie Bush fractured a bone in his lower right leg. Pierre Thomas, the team's leading rusher last season, has missed the past two games with a left ankle injury. Last Sunday, backup Ladell Betts lost a fumble that was returned for a score and tipped a pass that was intercepted in the Saints' 30-20 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
Carney signed with the Saints in September to fill in for the team's struggling kicker, Garrett Hartley. Hartley is poised to reclaim the job with Carney's departure.
Giordano is a six-year veteran who played for the Indianapolis Colts for four seasons.
Wynn has played in four games for the Saints this year and made two tackles on special teams.
The Associated Press contributed to this report
Discuss.... good move or bad? Don't guess they had a whole lot of options to begin with.
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