March 26, 2002

Ex-Saints Cleeland, Kelly Sign with Patriots

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.

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