Brandon Tate could not make the Saints’ initial 53-man roster out of training camp, but he’ll be back to try and solidify a spot nearly a month later.
The Saints are re-signing the 10th-year veteran, Josh Katzenstein of NOLA.com tweets.
Tate worked out for the Patriots, one of his former employers, recently but did not land a deal. He’ll return to the Saints, who placed wide receiver/return man Tommylee Lewis on IR last week.
The soon-to-be 31-year-old has worked as a full-time return specialist in every season this decade and has not been limited to one-role duty on those units, either. After being only the 2010 Pats’ kick-return man, he’s been his team’s kick- and punt-return specialist in each of the past seven seasons.
He served as the Bills’ return man the past two years. Lewis played this role to start the season for New Orleans, which used Alvin Kamara on punt returns and Taysom Hill as the kickoff returner in Week 3.
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