NEW ORLEANS -- Just one day after the New Orleans Saints waived oft injured cornerback A.J. Davis, the club placed him on the reserved/injured list in a move that doesn't affect the 90-man roster limit. This is the third time since entering the league in 2012 that the Saints have waived Davis and placed him on injured reserved the next day.
Prior to the start of the season, teams cannot place players on injured reserve without waiving them first. Once a player has cleared waivers, he is immediately reverted to injured reserved, allowing the team to retain its rights to the player. Should a player wish pursue opportunities with other teams, a club can negotiate an injury settlement with the player.
After more than a month on the Saints practice squad in late 2012, Davis was signed to the active roster the day before the finale againt Carolina. He made his only game appearance against the Panthers, playing on special teams and recording no statistics.
A Birmingham native, Davis spent four years at Jacksonville State before signing with the Saints in 2012 as an undrafted free agent. As a member of the Gamecocks he recorded 126 tackles (97 solo), 17 passes defensed, six interceptions, three fumble recoveries and one blocked kick.
The Saints filled out their roster on Monday by signing undrafted Sacramento State linebacker Todd Davis to a three-year contract.