April 7, 2008

Saints Ink Veteran Defensive Back Glenn

Former Jet, Texan, Cowboy and Jaguar joins Saints heading into his 15th year

The Saints have signed one of the most productive and experienced defensive backs currently active in the NFL.

That is, to say, that he will be 36 in July and entering his 15th NFL season.

Fifth among active players in interceptions, Glenn played for Saints defensive coordinator Gary Gibbs in Dallas in 2004. Before that, he played for the Texans and Jets. He started his career in 1994 as a first round pick of New York.

Glenn, 5'9, 183 pounds, played in Jacksonville last year, and played against the Saints in the Superdome, when he recorded five solo tackle and two assisted tackles. Glenn was inactive for both the Jaguars' playoff games because of an ankle injury. He was cut by the Cowboys on September 1, 2007 and signed two days later by Jacksonville. He spent most of the season on the Jaguars' inactive list as a healthy sit. He had undergone a minor knee scope in July as a Cowboy.

Because of the timing of the signing, it is likely that the Saints wanted to sign Glenn eventually but were informed that another team also had interest. In the home stretch of their draft preparations, most teams are not signing free agents at this time.

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