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Former Stampeder Tom Johnson makes Saints' cut

Former Calgary Stampeders' defensive tackle Tom Johnson has made the 53-man roster of the New Orleans Saints. In this file photo, Johnson tackles Edmonton Eskimos' Arkee Whitlock during the first half of their CFL football game in Calgary, Alberta, September 6, 2010. REUTERS/Todd Korol

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Former Calgary Stampeders defensive tackle has earned a roster spot with the New Orleans Saints.

The former Calgary standout and West Division CFL All-Star was a standout in this year's training camp.

Johnson was cut by the Indianapolis Colts in 2006 and also spent time Arena Football League before joining the Saints last January.

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Also on Saturday the Minnesota Vikings waived former B.C. Lions receiver Emmanuel Arceneaux but was added to the team's practice roster.

Meanwhile the Indianapolis Colts cut former Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive end John Chick but also added him to the practice roster. If Chick decides to make the return to Canada he would become a free agent.





With a report from The Associated Press

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