September 6, 2010

Saints add veteran LB Clark

The Saints have signed linebacker Danny Clark, a versatile, experienced 33-year old veteran who will start his second stint with the Saints.

The team is still reeling from the offseason departure of Scott Fujita and the season-long loss of Jonathan Casillas.  The team also released veteran LB Troy Evans, though he was mostly a special teams contributor.

Clark played in all 18 games for the 2006 Saints but moved on after that, hitting Houston, the Giants and Houston again this past offseason.

During joint offseason workouts and a preseason game, Clark intercepted Brees in offseason drills and Daniel in preseason week two.  Clark suffered a minor knee injury against the Saints, a setback that likely caused him to miss out on a chance to start for the Texans.

Clark was released by the Texans after the final roster cutdown, when he was waived on Sunday.  The Texans let go of Clark despite the fact that Houston will be without starting LB Brian Cushing for the first four games of the season.  Clark was competing to start at Cushing's strongside linebacker position.

To make room for Clark on the 53-man roster, the Saints released TE Tory Humphrey, fourth on the depth chart.

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