Lindsey told Inside the Auburn Tigers that his agent worked out a deal on Wednesday afternoon to send the guard/center to the Saints.
"I am supposed to report a week from Thursday and that is about all I know about it right now," Lindsey said. "I just got off the phone with my agent (Lou Michaels from Atlanta."
Lindsey runs at Auburn's pro day for the NFL scouts.
Lindsey said that Green Bay and San Diego contacted his agent about the possibility of signing the Auburn football player, who first broke into the starting lineup as a true freshman center.
"I also heard that Miami might be interested, but I am ready to go to New Orleans," he said. "I am not really sure what is involved with the mini-camp, but I am in good shape and I am ready to go. I do know they are bringing in four or five linemen."
On Tuesday, another Auburn senior, defensive end Doug Langenfeld, agreed to a free agent deal with the Washington Redskins. Another AU defensive end, Bret Eddins, has signed with the New York Giants as a free agent.
Danny Lindsey celebrates during his undefeated senior season.
Lindsey earned second team All-SEC honors as a senior from the league's coaches. He started 39 games at Auburn, including 37 straight. He had a number of high grades at both guard and center, including his final two regular season games vs. Auburn's top rivals, Georgia and Alabama.
Lindsey came to Auburn as an early high school graduate out of Douglas, Ga., High and made his first start that season vs. Vanderbilt when Ben Nowland was injured. The biomedical sciences major has already earned his Auburn degree.