Ex-Saints players TE Cam Cleeland and S Rob Kelly have signed one-year contracts with the New England Patriots.
Cleeland tore his Achilles' heel while playing for the Saints against the Buccaneers last season. His contract expired with the Saints. A top-flight tight end when healthy, Cleeland has suffered two season ending Achilles injuries in the past two seasons.
Kelly was out of football last year. He was originally a 2nd round draft pick of the Saints out of Ohio State in 1997.