Saints roster moves: add another Marcus Williams, exorcise a ghost
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By John Sigler

The New Orleans Saints formally announced several roster moves Sunday afternoon, making official the waiving of two players and a pair of corresponding signings.

The Saints have parted ways with reserve offensive lineman Trevor Darling and former starting cornerback De’Vante Harris. Harris, who has gone by the perplexing nickname of Ghostboy (sometimes spelled Ghostboi) was an undrafted free agent I championed back in 2016, praising his physicality and aggressive on-field attitude. Not my best call, though he did twice make the 53-man roster, I guess.

Unfortunately, Harris was unable to translate his elite practice tape to games that mattered, getting burned and drawing penalty after penalty for coverage fouls. He was flagged three times in his brief New Orleans career despite playing just over 200 snaps in the regular season. Harris’s final straw came with back-to-back pass interference fouls late against the Jacksonville Jaguars last Thursday.

In more lighthearted news, the Saints have added a special teams specialist in NFL veteran safety Robert Nelson Jr and journeyman cornerback Marcus Williams. Hereafter known as Marcus #3 (behind future All-Pro free safety Marcus Williams and 2018 first round draft pick Marcus Davenport), he has appeared in games for the New York Jets and Houston Texans while collecting 10 interceptions and 27 other pass breakups over a four-year...

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