METAIRIE, La. — The New Orleans Saints are re-signing veteran linebacker Manti Te’o after the place was hit by accidents final week, a supply confirmed.
The information was first reported by FOX8 New Orleans.
Te’o, 28, has been out of the NFL this season after spending the earlier two years in New Orleans. The Saints apparently wanted extra depth after beginning center linebacker Kiko Alonso and beginning strongside linebacker A.J. Klein suffered unspecified accidents throughout final Thursday evening’s win at Atlanta.
The severity of these accidents is unknown. The Saints’ first apply report will come out Wednesday as they put together for a high-profile house date with the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Each groups are 10-2.
The Saints beforehand misplaced beginning center linebacker Alex Anzalone to a season-ending shoulder harm in Week 2. However they nonetheless have the NFL’s third-ranked run protection, permitting simply 88.6 dashing yards per recreation. The 49ers’ offense ranks second within the NFL with 148 dashing yards per recreation.
Te’o, a Heisman Trophy runner-up at Notre Dame, spent his first 4 seasons with the San Diego Chargers. He has began 46 video games in his profession, together with 12 with the Saints, with 301 profession tackles. He has primarily performed center linebacker. He was a wholesome inactive for many of final season, showing in solely 5 video games.
Veterans Craig Robertson and Stephone Anthony are among the many Saints’ different backup choices.