Former Rams linebacker James Laurinaitis is signing with the New Orleans Saints.
According to multiple reports, and confirmed by Laurinaitis via his Twitter account, the seven-year veteran will be joining the Saints after he was released by the Rams last month.
Laurinaitis has been incredibly durable despite playing a position more prone to high-speed collisions than others. He’s started all 112 games of his career without missing a single game and rarely missed any snaps on defense. He’s posted 852 tackles – at least 109 in every season he’s played – with 16.5 sacks, 10 interceptions and two forced fumbles.
Laurinaitis should help improve a defense that was absolutely atrocious in 2015. The Saints ranked 31st in total defense (413.4 yards per game) and 32nd in points per game allowed (29.8).