Saints must keep newly signed linebackers on active roster

Updated: December 5, 2008, 11:25 PM ET
By Chris Mortensen | ESPN.com

The New Orleans Saints face a roster dilemma Saturday after a federal judge put the NFL suspensions of running back Deuce McAllister and defensive end Will Smith on hold Friday.

Following Tuesday's suspensions, the Saints signed two players off the practice squads of the Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins. Under league rules, both players must remain on the Saints' 53-man roster for at least three weeks.

The new players are linebackers -- Rob Ninkovich, signed off ...

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