Chris Manhertz signs with Saints practice squad

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By Nick Veronica

The New Orleans Saints signed tight end Chris Manhertz to their practice squad Sunday, Manhertz confirmed to IAGS.

Manhertz, the former Canisius basketball player, opened training camp with the Buffalo Bills but was cut Aug. 19. He cleared waivers and was picked up by New Orleans the following week.

The Saints kept two tight ends on their 53-man roster, veteran Ben Watson and third-year man Josh Hill.

Practice squad players this season will earn $6,600 per week, as determined by the collective bargaining agreement, which equals out to $112,200 if the player remains on practice squad for all 17 weeks.

Manhertz, 23, did not appear on the stat sheet in any preseason games.

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