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Saints Ink Free Agent LB Curtis Lofton to a Five-Year Deal

The Saints have come to terms with free agent linebacker Curtis Lofton on a five-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

A 2008 second round pick out of Oklahoma by the Atlanta Falcons, the 6-foot, 241-pound Lofton has started 63 of 64 games during his career, totaling 492 tackles, four sacks, three interceptions, 15 passes defensed and seven forced fumbles. Initially a two-down player, Lofton has played in over 95 percent of the Falcons’ defensive snaps the last three seasons, during which he’s led the club in tackles.

The signing of Lofton indicates the Saints are bracing for a lengthy suspension of middle linebacker Jonathan Vilma, who has been identified as one of the players involved in a “bounty” program over the 2009-11 seasons that has resulted in a season-long suspension for head coach Sean Payton, as well as an indefinite suspension for former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.

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One Response to “Saints Ink Free Agent LB Curtis Lofton to a Five-Year Deal”

  1. Rebecca Pere says:

    Good for Fox but the Saints need Sean Payton more.

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