The New Orleans Saints lost another key special teams contributor for the rest of the season as they placed linebacker Michael Mauti on the reserve/non-football injury list, according to the NFL transactions list.

Mauti missed practice all last week, and the team listed him as having an illness on the injury report. He was inactive for Sunday’s loss to the Denver Broncos and was not spotted on the sideline during the game.

By moving Mauti to NFI, the Saints cleared a roster spot for safety Chris Banjo, who spent the past few seasons with the Green Bay Packers.