The Saints are expected to pare their roster of a couple of veteran defensive players in the near future, but they’ve reached agreement to bring one defender back for the 2014 season.
Linebacker Keyunta Dawson has agreed to a one-year deal with the team, according to a report by Brian McIntyre. Per the report, Dawson signed a minimum salary benefit deal and will have a $575,000 cap charge as a result. Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune is also reporting that Dawson has agreed to a deal with New Orleans.
Dawson joined the Saints in October after being waived by the Titans and played a reserve role on the Saints defense, recording three tackles and half a sack for the team. He also had a forced fumble against the Falcons that Corey White recovered early in the fourth quarter of a Week 12 Saints victory.