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Saints Waive FB Marcus Mailei

In a recent roster update, the Saints have waived injured FB Marcus Mailei and signed FB Jason McKie.

Mailei held a brief stint on the roster of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2009 where he was signed as an undrafted free agent, but was waived by the team shortly thereafter only to be resigned later to the practice squad. The Saints then signed him off the Eagles practice squad early in December only to lose him later in the month to a season-ending injury. He spent his college years playing at Weber State University where he was a two time All-Big Sky selection for 2007-2008.

His replacement, FB Jason McKie, was signed to the practice squad of the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2002. Later that year, the Dallas Cowboys signed him to their active roster, but waived him in August 2003. That’s when he joined the Chicago Bears where he became a full-time starter, subsequently earning a 5-year contract extension. He was released this past March after 7 years with the team. Statistically, from 2002-09 he played in 88 games, amassing 84 yards (that averaged to 2.9 per carry), and scored 3 touchdowns.

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