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Ex-UH snapper Ingram lasts 1 week with Saints

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METAIRIE, La. » Jake Ingram’s career with the New Orleans Saints lasted one week.

The former Hawaii center, who was signed by the Saints last week after being cut by the New England Patriots, was waived after playing only one game against Seattle last Sunday.

Ingram was signed after the Saints placed Jason Kyle on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.

The Saints have rookie Justin Drescher as their third long snapper this season.

The addition of Drescher means that the long snapper, holder and kicker on Saints field goals all went to the same high school in the Dallas area. Like Drescher, Saints kicker Garrett Hartley and backup quarterback Chase Daniel attended Southlake Carroll.

 

Vince Young not welcome

Tennessee coach Jeff Fisher says though he had an assistant tell Vince Young not to attend a team meeting, the quarterback has not been banned from the team’s headquarters.

Fisher said last night on his weekly radio show that he looked for Young in the locker room before the team meeting. Fisher said he couldn’t find Young, so he sent an assistant coach to tell Young he was not welcome in the meeting for "obvious reasons."

Young had a heated exchange with Fisher before Young stormed out of the stadium. Young needs season-ending surgery on his right thumb and was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

 

Help on way for Giants

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Michael Clayton is close to signing with New York to help with the Giants’ injury-ravaged receiving corps.

The Giants lost receiver Steve Smith to a partial tear in his pectoral muscle on Nov. 11 and backup Ramses Barden to a broken ankle three days later. Leading receiver Hakeem Nicks is going to be sidelined about three weeks after needing a surgical procedure to relieve pressure in his right leg.

 

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