METAIRIE Willie Roaf Jersey 2019 , La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have released veteran receiver Brandon Marshall, who had not been active on game day since signing one month ago.Marshall’s release made room on the roster for tight end Erik Swoope, whom New Orleans has claimed off of waivers from Indianapolis.The 34-year-old Marshall, who has eight 1,000-plus-yard seasons in his career, has now been cut by two teams this season. After missing much of 2017 with ankle and toe injuries, Marshall began this season with Seattle and was released after seven games.Swoope began his career with the Colts in 2015. In 2016 he played in 16 games and made 15 catches for 297 yards and a touchdown. However, he spent all of 2017 on injured reserve because of a knee injury.This season Youth Jared Cook Jersey , Swoope had played in seven games for the Colts, catching eight passes for 87 yards and three TDs. Three "Ups" and one "Down" from the game."It’s nice to bounce back into the win column.The Saints were able to get redemption from their Week 1 upset loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Still, it was a roller coaster of a game, especially in the first half, with plenty of “Ups” and “Downs” along the way. Here are a few that stood outhoto by Julio Aguilar/Getty ImagesUp: Back-to-Back Division ChampsLet’s go ahead and get this one out first: your New Orleans Saints are NFC Champs in back-to-back seasons for the first time in franchise history.Like last year, the Saints were able to clinch on a day when they faced the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but unlike last year, the Saints were able to clinch with a Saints win to boot. Backing into the division is fine (and technically the Saints clinched with a Panthers loss before the Saints/Bucs game was officially over) Jared Cook Jersey Stitched , but the Saints winning is just all the more sweet.Not to mention, these NFC South Champ shirts are pretty sweet.Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty ImagesUp: Saints defenseThe Saints defense showed up strong for the second week in a row. Cameron Jordan was a one-man wrecking crew, and the entire Saints defensive line had an incredible showing against the Bucs offensive line.Eli Apple had a solid showing himself opposite Marshon Lattimore in the Saints secondary, and the latter was able to record a garbage-time interception to seal the game. All in all, the Saints were able to lock down in the second half and keep the Bucs off the scoreboard. Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty ImagesDown: Drew BreesDrew didn’t have an absolutely terrible game against the Buccaneers, but for the second week in a row, he just looked “off.”The victim of a couple of drops again this week from his receivers, Brees finished 24 of 31 for 201 yards New Orleans Saints A.J. Klein Jersey , a TD and an interception. But speaking of that interception, it was an absolutely terrible decision on Brees’s part, that could have been completely avoidable had Drew just decided to take the sack instead.Photo by Will Vragovic/Getty ImagesUp: Mark IngramThe entire Saints offense wasn’t a down, as Michael Thomas had a solid game, but Mark Ingram was the player who helped will his team to victory. He put the team on his back at one point, but also put Brent Grimes on his back to score a touchdown dagger to put the Saints up 11 late.