Defensive lineman Kendall Langford has signed a one-year deal with the Saints, as Jim Trotter of ESPN.com tweets. He’ll be eligible to play on Sunday when the Saints face the Panthers in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Langford, 31, spent the last two seasons with the Colts and was slated for a third until he was released in August. Unfortunately, he has been plagued by knee problems in recent years. He underwent arthroscopic surgery after the 2015 season and lasted only seven games last year before landing on injured reserve. All in all, he played in 301 snaps in 2016 made only ten tackles. He also had zero sacks – a major drop off from his 7.0 sacks in the previous year.
If he’s healthy, Langford can be a difference maker for the Saints. That’s what the Saints – who rank in the bottom two of defensive DVOA through two games – are hoping for.
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