NEW ORLEANS (AP) -Special teams standout and reserve safety Steve Gleason, whose blocked punt led to a touchdown in the New Orleans Saints' home opener in the Superdome last year, is out for the 2007 season.
Gleason, 30, was put on injured reserve, team spokesman Greg Bensel said Thursday. The Saints are holding training camp in Jackson, Miss.
Gleason had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in June, after the team's minicamp. The procedure creates holes in bones around the knee joint to stimulate the growth of cartilage. Generally, the knee can't bear weight for several weeks.
He would have missed about half of training camp or more if he tried to come back from the injury.
Gleason has played 83 games in six seasons with the Saints, making 98 special teams tackles and blocking four punts.

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