Saints bring back Kenny Phillips

The New Orleans Saints remain snakebitten in the secondary.

Safety Rafael Bush tore a pectoral muscle in Sunday’s 31-19 loss at Arizona, the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Monday.

Bush, who made two tackles, has been starting at free safety in place of injured starter Jairus Byrd, who is battling a knee injury. Byrd reportedly is expected back in the next couple of weeks.

Bush got hurt in the second quarter after failing to make a tackle on Arizona tight end Darren Fells, then getting hit by the Cardinals tight end Jermaine Gresham as he continued his pursuit.

“We don’t address (injury issues on Monday),” Saints coach Sean Payton said. “Wednesday you’ll get an injury report.”

With Bush down, the Saints will re-sign safety Kenny Phillips, a league source told The Advocate. Phillips, whom the Saints released last week, has not played in a game since 2012 with the New York Giants.

Strong safety Jamarca Sanford played free safety against the Cardinals after Bush was injured and was not credited with a tackle while playing 41 downs.

Arizona quarterback Carson Palmer was 19-of-32 for 307 yards with three touchdowns and zero interceptions.

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