January 2, 2012

Saints to add G/C Eric Olsen

The Saints have reportedly added interior offensive lineman Eric Olsen, 23, to their active roster, signing him away from the practice squad of the Washington Redskins.

Olsen, 6'3, 305, was a sixth round pick of the Denver Broncos in the 2010 Draft out of Notre Dame, one round after the Saints drafted Boston College G/C Matt Tennant.

Olsen spent most of his rookie season with the Broncos inactive on the 53-man roster, and was cut by the Broncos in September and has been on the Redskins' practice squad since.

Olsen announced the news on his Twitter account, posting today, "I have to say thank you to the #Redskins Organization for giving me an opportunity to be a part of their team. I truely enjoyed my time there and am sad to be parting ways with my friends there. However I have been given an opportunity to join the New Orleans #Saints for the post-season and am very excited for this opportunity. Thank you to all the family, friends an fans that have supported me this year!"

To make room for Olsen, the Saints may place RB Mark Ingram on injury reserve with a turf toe injury.

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