Saints place TE Richard Quinn on retired list

The New Orleans Saints placed tight end Richard Quinn on the reserve/retired list Tuesday, just six days after they signed him to the roster. The reason for Quinn’s retirement was not immediately known.

Quinn, 27, was a second-round draft pick of the Denver Broncos in 2009, but he never panned out. He appeared in 29 games in his first two seasons but caught just one pass for 9 yards. He was then waived with a knee injury in the summer of 2011 before bouncing around with the Washington Redskins (twice), Cincinnati Bengals and Arizona Cardinals.

The Saints now have a roster spot available.