Saints bring back Greg Camarillo

With some urging from quarterback Drew Brees, the New Orleans Saints signed veteran receiver Greg Camarillo back in the preseason.

Camarillo didn’t make the opening-day roster, but he now is back with the Saints. Larry Holder reports the Saints re-signed Camarillo on Wednesday.

That’s not surprising because the Saints are dealing with a couple of injuries at wide receiver. Starter Devery Henderson suffered a head injury in the season opener and Adrian Arrington, who recently was re-signed, is dealing with a knee issue.

Camarillo worked out with Brees in the offseason as the quarterback was waiting for his new contract. The chemistry between the two was obvious during the preseason, so it shouldn’t be a major problem if the Saints have to use Camarillo as the No. 3 receiver behind Marques Colston and Lance Moore.

Linebacker Barrett Ruud also has been added to the roster. Ruud was on the commissioner’s exempt list for Week 1. If Ruud stays on the roster until Sunday, he’ll get a nice payday. Ruud’s contract calls for him to collect a $65,000 bonus if he’s on the 53-man roster for one game.