The Saints have added a former Texans linebacker to their 53-man roster, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, who reports that New Orleans decided to sign Mike Mohamed after bringing him in for a workout.
Mohamed, who began his NFL career after being selected by the Broncos in the sixth round of the 2011 draft, saw his most extensive action for the Texans last season, recording 67 tackles, an interception, and six passes defended in 14 games. However, a calf injury derailed the start of Mohamed’s 2015 campaign, and ultimately resulted in Houston placing him on injured reserve, despite the fact that it wasn’t a season-ending ailment.
“I want to play this season,” Mohamed said a little over a month ago, when he landed on IR. “It won’t be here, but I want to play somewhere and get back on the field. I’m almost back from the injury, so it’s kind of frustrating to go on injured reserve, but I understand that they didn’t feel like they could wait.”
Ultimately, the Texans worked out an injury settlement with Mohamed that would allow him to sign with another team after three weeks. Now that he’s healthy, he’s headed to New Orleans, where David Hawthorne and Dannell Ellerbe are banged up. Mohamed figures to provide depth at linebacker and perhaps contribute on special teams.