- Chris Mortensen, NFL reporter
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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 the Dolphins' practice squad, and Tearrius George, signed off the Cowboys practice squad. George is 6-foot-4, 270 pounds and considered a developmental pass-rushing threat.
The Saints must make decisions on the two roster spots by Saturday but are not allowed to release Ninkovich or George.
A Saints official said Friday night the team was in a "tough spot" but did not disclose the options they are weighing. New Orleans plays host to a key NFC South game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
A team source says third-string quarterback Joey Harrington could be released and McAllister's status is under scrutiny because he has slipped to third-string behind Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas at running back.
Chris Mortensen is a senior NFL analyst for ESPN.
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.