The Saints worked out former Colts first-round pick Bjoern Werner on Tuesday, PFT has confirmed.
Werner was one of several linebacker and defensive end-types the Saints had in as the team continues to try to upgrade its defensive personnel. Former Cardinals draft pick Shaquille Riddick, former Buccaneers linebacker Danny Lansanah and former Packers and Chiefs linebacker Dezman Moses were among the other notable names participating.
Werner, a first-round pick in 2013, had 6.5 sacks in three seasons before being released by the Colts. He spent the 2016 offseason and preseason with the Jaguars.
Lansanah started 11 games for the Bucs in both 2014 and 2015.
The other participants in Tuesday’s workout were Greg Townsend, Andy Mulumba, John Lotulelei, Derek Akunne, Wes Horton and Royce LaFrance.