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Saints put FB Johnson on IR

1 year 11 months 2 weeks ago November 04, 2014 Nov 4, 2014 Tuesday, November 04 2014 November 04, 2014 9:30 PM in Sports
Source: AP
By: AP

METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The New Orleans Saints have placed fullback Austin Johnson on injured reserve, ending his season.

Johnson, whose knee injury shelved him for New Orleans' previous game at Carolina, played in seven games this season with one start.

The Saints needed Johnson to play a regular role while fellow fullback Erik Lorig, who is now healthy, worked his way back from a preseason ankle injury.

Johnson carried eight times for 22 yards and caught two passes, including a 13-yard touchdown reception.

Also Tuesday, the Saints signed offensive tackle Nick Becton from the New York Giants' practice squad.

Becton is a second-year pro out of Virginia Tech who played in one game last season with San Diego.

Becton's signing comes after right tackle Zach Strief played through a back injury at Carolina.

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