Saints sign Julius Jones, release Carney

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NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Saints have released kicker John Carney and signed running back Julius Jones among a flurry of moves on Tuesday.

Carney was re-signed two weeks ago and took over kicking duties after Garrett Hartley missed a potential game-winning field goal try against Atlanta.

However, Carney missed a short field goal attempt that would have give the Saints the lead late in Sunday's loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

The 46-year-old connected on five-of-six field goal tries and all three extra points in his two games after returning for his third stint with the team.

Carney is the second all-time leading scorer in Saints history with 768 points and has amassed 2,062 career points over 22 seasons with Tampa Bay, San Diego, New Orleans, Jacksonville, Kansas City and the New York Giants.

Jones had carried 12 times for 30 yards in two games with Seattle this season before being released.

The seven-year veteran has run for 4,875 yards and 22 touchdowns and made 133 catches for 970 and a pair of scores over 84 games in seven NFL seasons with Dallas and the Seawhawks.

The Saints also signed safety Matt Giordano, who was let go by the Atlanta Falcons. He has spent six seasons in the league with Indianapolis and Green Bay and made 82 tackles and three interceptions in 60 games.

New Orleans waived running back DeShawn Wynn, re-signed cornerback Reggie Jones to the practice squad and released linebacker Harry Coleman from the practice squad as well on Tuesday.


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