Saints announce practice squad

I was mildly surprised that tight end Michael Higgins did not make the New Orleans Saints' 53-man roster.

I thought he did some good things in the preseason and would be backing up Jimmy Graham and David Thomas. But the Saints elected to keep veteran Daniel Graham as their third tight end.

Higgins is back with the Saints on Sunday. The team announced he has been signed to the practice squad. Receiver Andy Tanner, safety Jerico Nelson, cornerback Nick Hixson, guard Harland Gunn, guard Ricky Henry, linebacker Ezra Butler and defensive end Braylon Broughton also were signed to the practice squad.