Saints Re-Sign OL Josh LeRibeus

Josh LeRibeus played in 16 games for the Saints last season and will attempt to carve out a spot on New Orleans’ 53-man roster for a second straight year.

The defending NFC South champions re-signed the free agent offensive lineman on Friday, Field Yates of tweets. LeRibeus signed a one-year deal with the Saints last year as well. He reached an agreement to return to New Orleans after working out for the 49ers earlier this month.

A former third-round Redskins pick in 2012, LeRibeus has mostly served as a depth component in his career. His lone season with consistent first-string opportunities came in 2015 for the Redskins. The 29-year-old blocker saw action in 217 snaps in 2017, profiling as a better pass-blocking lineman than helping create run lanes.

The Saints lost Senio Kelemete to the Texans in free agency but reacquired Jermon Bushrod and will have Andrus Peat back healthy. New Orleans also used fourth- and seventh-round picks on linemen, so it’s not a given LeRibeus will make the team again.

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