NFC South: Nick Leckey
These aren’t huge moves, but they are steps towards keeping the depth that helped the Saints win the Super Bowl. Prioleau wasn’t much of a factor in the secondary last season but he led the team with 21 tackles on special teams and has experience with defensive coordinator Gregg Williams dating back to their days together in Jacksonville.
The Saints have a very solid starting offensive line, but the recent release of backup Jamar Nesbit makes the signing of Leckey important. He can play center and guard and probably is the top interior backup at the moment.
The trainers appear to be working on Goodwin’s left leg or ankle. They seem to be wrapping something right now. I think there’s a decent chance Goodwin will return. Backup Nick Leckey has been filling in on this drive.
NEW ORLEANS -- As expected, receiver Lance Moore, linebacker Scott Fujita and defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis will not play for the Saints today.
They’re joined on the inactive list by kicker Garrett Hartley, cornerback Leigh Torrence, running back Lynell Hamilton and center Nick Leckey.
The Saints have announced that Anthony Hargrove will start in Ellis’ place. Jo-Lonn Dunbar will start for Fujita.
NEW ORLEANS – As expected, injured linebacker Scott Fujita and defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis will be inactive tonight.
Troy Evans will start in Fujita’s place. Anthony Hargrove will start in place of Ellis and the Saints have said Remi Ayodele will start at the other defensive tackle spot in place of Kendrick Clancy.
Other inactives for the Saints are kicker Garrett Hartley, cornerback Leigh Torrence, running back Lynell Hamilton, safety Chris Reis and center Nick Leckey. Chase Daniel will be the third quarterback.
NEW ORLEANS – Just got the inactives and we’ve got a couple of points of interest for the Saints.
Kicker Garrett Hartley, who has finished serving a four-game suspension, is inactive. That means veteran John Carney will handle the kicking duties. Also, defensive tackle Kendrick Clancy, who had returned to practice this week after an injury, will not play. Remi Ayodele will continue to start in his place.
The other inactives for the Saints are cornerback Leigh Torrence, running back Lynell Hamilton, linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar, center Nick Leckey and tight end Darnell Dinkins. Chase Daniel will be the third quarterback.
For the Giants, Ramses Barden, Danny Ware, Aaron Ross, Michael Boley, Adam Koets, Guy Whimper, Clint Smith and Chris Canty are inactive.
Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas
I just sent a story to our news desk saying the Saints have placed offensive tackle Jammal Brown on the injured reserve list.
Brown had hip and sports hernia surgery in August and missed the first three games. There initially was hope that he might return around the middle of the season, but the Saints apparently determined that wouldn't happen. They signed offensive lineman Nick Leckey to fill the roster spot.
Jermon Bushrod has started in Brown's place and played well. The Saints have Zach Strief as their top backup tackle.
Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas
The Saints just announce they have signed free-agent center Nick Leckey to a one-year deal.
Not a huge signing by any means, but the Saints continue to chug through free agency, despite not having a lot of salary-cap room. Leckey brings some solid depth to an offensive line that already was pretty good.
He'll be the primary backup to center Jonathan Goodwin, but also can play guard. Leckey is a five-year veteran, who has spent time with the Cardinal and Rams. Leckey has appeared in 57 career games with 32 starts.