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Saints Worked Out 10 Players Including DE Bjoern Werner & LB Danny Lansanah

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Saints worked out former Colts first-round DE Bjoern Werner on Tuesday.

  • Nick Underhill adds that the Saints also worked out LB Derek Akunne, DE Wes Horton, DE Royce LaFrance, LB Danny Lansanah, LB John Lotulelei, LB Dezman Moses, LB Shaquille Riddick, LB Andy Mulumba and DE Greg Townsend.

Werner recently worked out for the Lions but was not signed to a contract.

Werner, 25, was taken with the No. 24 overall pick during the 2013 NFL draft by the Colts. He was in the final year of his four-year, $7.896 million rookie contract when he was released in a move that freed up $1,481,781 in available cap space for the Colts.

The Jaguars signed him to a contract in May but was unfortunately among their final roster cuts coming out of the preseason.

In 2015, Werner appeared in 10 games for the Colts and registered just 13 tackles and no sacks. In total, Werner played just 152 snaps for the Colts last year.

Lansanah, 30, originally signed on with the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Connecticut back in 2008. He lasted one year in Green Bay before he was waived at the start of the 2009 season.

Since then, Lansanah has played for the Dolphins, Lions and Jets before catching on with the Buccaneers towards the end of the 2013 season.

The Buccaneers elected to not tender him a contract, which made him an unrestricted free agent. Lansanah later signed on with the Dolphins, but was released back in August.

In 2015, Lansanah appeared in all 16 games for the Buccaneers and recorded 55 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and four pass defenses. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 46 linebacker out of 97 qualifying players.

Moses, 27, originally signed on with the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Tulane back in 2012. Green Bay waived Moses after a year and a half, but the Chiefs wound up claiming him off waivers.

The Chiefs elected to re-sign Moses to a one-year deal last year and was brought back again this past June. However, he was released last month. Kansas City signed him once again a week later, only to cut him shortly after to make room for LB Sio Moore.

In 2016, Moses appeared in three games for the Chiefs and recorded two total tackles.