With final cuts now complete, NFL teams will begin signing players to fill out their 10-player practice squad. For a little background on NFL practice squads, here's a quick rundown about eligibility rules from NOLA.com...
Generally, players are allowed up to three seasons on the practice squad (six games counts as one season) as long as they have not accrued one season of free agency credit (six games on the active roster, IR or PUP list).
Up to two players with no more than three accrued seasons can be given an exception. (This is how players like Vaccaro and Armstead are technically eligible).
Finally, players who spent fewer than nine games on the 46-man roster during each of their accrued seasons don't have to use an exception.
We are tracking the Saints practice squad signings live today. Here is who the Saints have signed so far:
Saints add Cyril Lemon to PS
Saints will sign undrafted guard Cyril Lemon to practice squad, per source— Joel A. Erickson (@JoelAErickson) September 6, 2015
Saints add Toben Opurum to PS
Saints will also add fullback Toben Opurum to practice squad, per source— Joel A. Erickson (@JoelAErickson) September 6, 2015
Saints Sign R.J. Harris to PS
Saints are signing wide receiver R.J. Harris to practice squad, per source.— Joel A. Erickson (@JoelAErickson) September 6, 2015
Saints add Sammy Seamster to PS
Sammy Seamster will sign with the practice squad, per source— Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) September 6, 2015
Saints Sign Sean Hickey to PS
Former Syracuse OL Sean Hickey says he will sign to the New Orleans Saints practice squad.— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) September 6, 2015
Saints Add Seantavius Jones to PS
Seantavius Jones is coming back to the practice squad, per source.— Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) September 6, 2015
Chris Manhertz Makes the PS
Saints 2015 Practice Squad
Cyril Lemon, G
Toben Opurum, FB
R.J. Harris, WR
Sammy Seamster, CB
Sean Hickey, OL
Seantavius Jones, WR
Chris Manhertz, TE
In addition to those players, the Saints have claimed Obum Gwachum and Michael Mauti off waivers. The Saints released Kenny Phillips and Ashaad Mabry to make room.
As for the #Saints, NO claimed Obum Gwachum & Michael Mauti— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 6, 2015
Mentioned last night S Kenny Phillips' making the Saints was a great story. Well, he's being released today after team's claims.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 6, 2015