METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Saints have cut veteran running back Tim Hightower and veteran offensive lineman Mike McGlynn while placing rookie linebacker Davis Tull on injured reserve.

New Orleans also has activated receiver Seantavius Jones, fullback Toben Opurum and defensive back Don Jones from its practice squad.

Hightower, a former Arizona Cardinals running back, had been trying to resurrect his career with New Orleans after missing three seasons because of complications from a serious knee injury. He survived all preseason cuts, only to be cut on the eve of New Orleans' regular season opener at Arizona.

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Seantavius Jones and Opurum have been with the Saints since last season.

Don Jones has spent parts of the past two seasons with Miami and New England.

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