Backup WR Arrington cut so Saints can sign kicker Carney

METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints waived wide receiver Adrian Arrington on Wednesday to make roster room for veteran kicker John Carney.

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The Saints took Arrington out of Michigan in the seventh round of the 2008 draft. He performed well during the preseason, but he wasn't active for any regular-season games, partly because he hasn't excelled on special teams.

The Saints are now carrying two kickers on their roster after signing the 46-year-old Carney and retaining third-year kicker Garrett Hartley, who missed a 29-yard game-winning field-goal try in overtime during last Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Arrington caught 11 passes for 245 yards and two touchdowns in the preseason, with a long reception of 87 yards.

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