After spending eight weeks on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, center Corey Linsley was moved to the active roster on Saturday. Linsley tore his hamstring twice in the offseason.
Linsley was drafted in the fifth round in 2014 out of Ohio State and started 27 straight regular season games out of the gate.
Here are other transactions that took place on Saturday:
- The Saints officially activated first-round pick Sheldon Rankins on Saturday. The rookie defensive tackle was on injured reserve for eight weeks while recovering from a fractured fibula. In a corresponding move, New Orleans placed linebacker James Laurinaitis (quad) on injured reserve, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
- The Chargers placed running back Dexter McCluster on the reserve-non football injury list with a fractured forearm, ending his season. Rapoport reports that he broke his forearm in an accident at home. The team signed linebacker Deon King and wideout Isaiah Burse off the practice squad and waived tackle Tyreek Burwell.