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Saints News, 11/20/14: Saints Sign WR Jalen Saunders From Seahawks Practice Squad

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From The Advocate: The Jets drafted Saunders, who returned six punts for 26 yards over three games for them. New York cut him in late September after he muffed punts in back-to-back games. He turned the ball over to the Jets’ opponent on one of the punts he muffed. Saunders subsequently spent a total of six games in Arizona and Seattle but didn’t stick with either team or record a statistic. He was on the Seahawks’ practice squad when the Saints signed him away on Wednesday. In a related transaction, a source said the Saints cut running back Brian Leonard, who was in New Orleans (4-6) for one game.

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Video

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