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Saints add DeShawn Shead to secondary, place Krishawn Hogan on IR

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Injuries are piling up, but the Saints are bringing in reinforcements, if only temporarily.

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The New Orleans Saints have added DB DeShawn Shead to help bring depth to their injured secondary.

What makes Shead “versatile” according to Rapoport? Consider this message from 2015:

With injuries to both Vonn Bell and Marcus Williams at safety, Shead can come in and provide depth at all positions in the secondary. Shead played cornerback most recently in the NFL, but played at safety this preseason and over the summer.

CJ Gardner-Johnson and PJ Williams could both find time at safety in Week 17 against the Carolina Panthers, with Shead - and the recently signed DJ Swearinger - also possibly filling in where needed.