According to NOLA.com’s Herbie Teope, the New Orleans Saints are signing veteran offensive lineman Khalif Barnes again. It’s the fourth time he gets signed to the team since Aug. 30, as Teope points out.
#Saints are signing OL Khalif Barnes today, according to a source. This marks fourth signing of Barnes since Aug. 30.— Herbie Teope (@HerbieTeope) October 26, 2016
The Saints released linebacker Chris McCain on Tuesday, and the team had two of their offensive linemen (Terron Armstead, Senio Kelemete) go down in Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs. However, Armstead returned to action. Still, at one point the Saints were just down to rookie Landon Turner as their only reserve offensive lineman.
Barnes, who turned 34 in April, has hovered around the team since the last week of the preseason. He’s been in the league since 2005, and was originally a second-round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Perhaps he’ll get a shot to suit up Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, but that’s being annoyingly optimistic. You have to hand it to Barnes for being such a trooper with the Saints playing roster roulette with him.