December 4, 2008

Kaesviharn Joins Army of Saints On Injured Reserve

Saints add edge rushing defensive end from Dallas practice squad George

Kevin Kaesviharn's season is over, making him the 15th player lost to the injured reserve list for the Saints.

The veteran safety has suffered another stinger, a neck nerve strain, a painful injury and recovery.

Since training camp started 20 weeks ago, the Saints have lost those fifteen for the season, in addition losing significant playing time from starters WR Marques Colston, TE Jeremy Shockey, DT Hollis Thomas, DT Sedrick Ellis, RB Reggie Bush, FB Mike Karney, and G Jamar Nesbit (who never regained his starting job).

Of the Saints' initial six defensive back rotation, four are on the injured reserve list, including three starters.

Kaesviharn is two years into a four-year contract signed before the 2007 season. Josh Bullocks has been working in Kaesviharn's place as the veteran battled various injuries through the season. The Saints also added safety Terrance Holt earlier this week.

To immediately replace Kaesviharn, the Saints added DE/LB Tearrius George, signing him off the Cowboys' practice squad. George, 26, 6'4", 256, is three seasons out of Kansas State and is a finesse-style edge rusher who is a tweener between the right defensive end and outside linebacker positions.

A native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, George went to camp with the Jets as a rookie in 2006 but wound with the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL and the Cowbyos this offseason. He was signed to the Cowboys practice squad after preseason 2008.

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