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Saints Signing LB Gerald Hodges

Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that the Saints are signing linebacker Gerald Hodges to a contract on Wednesday.

Hodges was among a large group of free agents, who worked out for the Saints last week, so he was clearly on their radar as a potential addition.

Hodges, 26, is a former fourth-round pick of the Vikings back in 2013. Minnesota elected to trade Hodges to the 49ers in return for a sixth-round pick and C Nick Easton back in 2015.

Hodges played out the final year of his four-year, $2.58 million rookie contract and signed a one-year deal with the Bills this offseason. Unfortunately, the Bills cut him loose coming out of the preseason.

In 2016, Hodges appeared in 15 games for the 49ers and recorded 83 tackles, three sacks, two interceptions, a forced fumble, a recovery and two pass defenses. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 21 linebacker out of 87 qualifying players last year.

We had featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.

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