Saints Worked Out Four LBs Including Jonathan Freeny

According to Howard Balzer, the New Orleans Saints worked out four linebackers on Tuesday including LB Jonathan FreenyJosh Keyes, Darnell Sankey and Martrell Spaight.

Of this group, the Saints are reportedly signing Sankey to their practice squad.

Freeny, 28, originally signed on with the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent out of Rutgers back in 2011. He spent four years in Miami before signing on with the Patriots as an unrestricted free agent in 2015.

The Patriots signed him to a two-year contract extension coming out of the preseason in 2016 but elected to cut him loose coming out of the preseason last year.

Freeny has brief stints with the Ravens and Jaguars before catching on with the Saints to finish out the year. The Colts signed him back in March but waived him as they trimmed their roster down to the 53-man limit.

In 2017, Freeny appeared in six games and recorded six tackles and no sacks for interceptions.

Keyes, 25, signed on with the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent out of Boston College back in 2015. He had a brief stint with the Chiefs before returning to the Buccaneers later on in the season.

After two years in Tampa Bay, Keyes signed on to the Falcons’ practice squad and had a brief stint with the Chargers before he was waived last year and later claimed by the Browns.

Cleveland declined to tender Keyes a qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent and he later signed on with the Texans. However, Houston cut him loose coming out of the preseason and he had a brief stint with the Redskins.

In 2017, Keyes appeared in 10 games for the Browns and recorded four tackles.

Sankey, 24, originally signed on with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent out of Sacramento State back in 2016. Unfortunately, Denver chose to waive him as they trimmed down to 75 players.

Since then, he’s played for several teams including the Raiders, Chiefs, Vikings, Colts, and Ravens before signing on with the Lions before the start of training camp. Detroit waived him coming out of the preseason and he had a brief stint on their practice squad.

During his four-year college career, Sankey recorded 330 tackles, 12.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, two recoveries an interception and nine pass defenses. Sankey earned FCS All-America honors during his senior season at Sacramento State.

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