The New Orleans Saints welcome back a key member of the interior defensive line.
Defensive tackle David Onyemata was reinstated by the league commissioner after serving a one-game suspension to start the season, according to Tuesday's NFL Transactions report.
In other moves, the Saints waived defensive lineman Mitchell Loewen, who was elevated from the practice squad Monday and played against the Houston Texans, and reached an injury settlement with running back Matthew Dayes.
The return of Onyemata comes as Sheldon Rankins continues to recover from an Achilles injury.
With Onyemata and Rankins not available in Week 1, the Saints utilized an interior rotation between undrafted rookie Shy Tuttle, who started, and Taylor Stallworth alongside Malcom Brown. Loewen also saw action by playing 11 snaps and recording two tackles.
Onyemata, who started four games in 2018, projects as likely starter next to Brown with Rankins on the mend.
The Saints also have Mario Edwards Jr. recovering from a hamstring injury, and Edwards has the flexibility to play inside and outside in the team's 4-3 base defense.
Oops! J.J. Watt hits Thomas Morstead's son in head with football; here's how he made amends
While most Saints' fans were crying tears of joy Monday night after the big win, one fan was crying because Houston Texans' defensive end J.J. Watt knocked his lollipop out of his mouth.
That fan turned out to be the son of Saints punter Thomas Morstead.
According to a tweet by Morstead, Watt spends his pregame warm-up playing catch with fans in the stands.
When he tossed the ball to Morstead's son Beckett-- not even knowing he was the son of a rival team member-- he accidentally knocked his lollipop out of his mouth and onto the concrete steps.
Thankfully, before too many tears were shed, Watt gave Beckett and his brother Maxwell his gloves as an apology.
"Bottom line, JJ made my kid cry," Morstead wrote on Twitter.
Luckily, the crying quickly stopped and Beckett put the fallen lollipop back in his mouth.
The tweet concludes with a picture of Morstead's children joyfully wearing their new souvenirs.
"Thanks for making an awesome memory for my boys," wrote Morstead. "Apparently the five second rule holds true, even on the floor of the Superdome.
Watt replied to Morstead soon after, apologizing again for the incident.
"Oh man I had no idea that was your son, I felt so bad when I saw the ball hit that lollipop," Watt replied. "I'm glad it all ended up alright. Sorry about that!"
Both Saints and Texas fans applauded Watts' kindness on Twitter, calling him a "class act" and a "role model."