New Orleans Saints Sign Former Rams Linebacker James Laurinatis

Although the New Orleans Saints defense earned the worst grade ever recorded by "Football Outsider", the unit just got a huge boost via the free agent market. Tackling machine James Laurinatis, who visited the Crescent City two weeks ago, signed a deal tonight to play middle linebacker for the Saints. Details of the contract have not yet been released. Laurinaitis, who has never missed a game in his 7-year career, was released by the Rams going into the last year of a $41.5 million contract.

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