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Saints close to deal with linebacker Manti Te’o

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The Saints are continuing their defensive makeover by adding another inside linebacker.

According to Dan Graziano of ESPN.com, the Saints are close to a deal with Chargers free agent Manti Te’o, and the deal could be finalized as soon as tomorrow.

Te’o is a solid run-down inside linebacker, settling into a niche with the Chargers after entering the league to great fanfare.

They’ve also signed former Panthers free agent linebacker A.J. Klein, so it’s going to be interesting to see how they deploy Te’o, or whether he’s a depth signing. Klein can play outside as well, but impressed in the middle subbing for an injured Luke Kuechly last year.

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12 Responses to “Saints close to deal with linebacker Manti Te’o”
  1. fin72 says: Mar 20, 2017 2:33 PM

    New Orleans is perfect for him… Plenty of Catfish there!

  2. nathanp2013 says: Mar 20, 2017 2:35 PM

    1 hour from now T’eo will be making a press release that it wasn’t actually the Saints and he got catfished by the Browns.

  3. ctiggs says: Mar 20, 2017 2:36 PM

    Heard Lenay kakua is a hell of an agent

  4. redsea1111 says: Mar 20, 2017 2:39 PM

    I was going to post a comment, but I must have just imagined it.

  5. tindeaux says: Mar 20, 2017 2:42 PM

    did he ever find that girl friend?

  6. hgamatt says: Mar 20, 2017 2:44 PM

    He’s signing with the Saints. Unless he isn’t.

  7. silverandblack052099 says: Mar 20, 2017 2:51 PM

    This just shows what a sad state the Chargers are in, the guy who could convinve himself he had a girlfriend when he didn’t couldn’t convince himself to stay another season.

  8. bondlake says: Mar 20, 2017 2:53 PM

    I wonder if he is bringing his girlfriend with him?

  9. scrimshawturtle says: Mar 20, 2017 2:59 PM

    Te’o is a terrible “run down inside linebacker.” He’s incapable of shedding a blocker, often misreads the play and the majority of his tackles occur only after the opposing RB has gained 5 yards.

  10. joetoronto says: Mar 20, 2017 3:11 PM

    This guy flat out stinks.

  11. skimbell says: Mar 20, 2017 3:33 PM

    “bondlake says:
    Mar 20, 2017 2:53 PM
    I wonder if he is bringing his girlfriend with him?”

    Yeah, but it’ll be OK. From what I’ve heard, you can’t even tell she’s there.

  12. metalup666 says: Mar 20, 2017 3:48 PM

    Have you seen his new “real” girlfriend? Wow!

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