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Saints announce additions of Sterling Moore, Dexter McDougle

The Saints officially add two defensive backs to the mix ahead of their Sunday clash with the Rams.

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The New Orleans Saints announced the signings of defensive backs Sterling Moore and Dexter McDougle on Wednesday morning. Word broke on Moore returning on Monday, while McDougle was a reported move yesterday.

Moore rejoins the Saints after spending most of 2016 with the team and appearing in the first two games of the season. After being released on Oct. 25, Moore had some workouts with other clubs like the Texans and Lions, but was never signed.

McDougle, the Jets former 3rd Round pick of the 2014 draft, spent time with the Eagles this season after being traded, appearing in eight games. He was released in favor of ex-Saints linebacker Dannell Ellerbe. McDougle can play the slot and special teams.

With Marshon Lattimore dealing with an ankle injury (severity is unknown), the moves make sense. P.J. Williams and De’Vante Harris struggled against the Redskins, and we could see Moore line up opposite of Ken Crawley against the Rams on Sunday. Getting Kenny Vaccaro back will be huge for the slot, but as of right now it’s a major unknown.

The team also placed defensive end Alex Okafor (Achilles) on injured reserve and waived linebacker Adam Bighill, but he was reportedly added back to the practice squad on Wednesday.