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Saints News, 9/3/14: Saints Re-Sign WR Robert Meachem, Send LB Khairi Fortt To Short-Term IR

Coach Sean Payton announced Wednesday that the team has added kicker Shayne Graham and receiver Robert Meachem to the active roster. Both players didn't make the initial 53-man roster when it was submitted to the league Saturday afternoon. To make room for the players the Saints released quarterback Ryan Griffin and placed rookie linebacker Khairi Fortt on the injured reserve/designated to return list.

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Saints News

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NFL News

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Jason Garrett on Michael Sam: "This is about football" | ProFootballTalk
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