The Saints have added a long-time favorite of defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, veteran safety Pierson Prioleau, who has played for Williams on three different teams prior to this season.
The former 49er, Jaguar, Bill, and Redskin has 48 career starts and was a rookie out of Virginia Tech in 1999 for the 49ers.
Prioleau, who will be 32 in August, 5'11, 188, curiously has one career interception. He played last year for Williams in Jacksonville, starting one game, and also previously played for the Saints' defensive coordinator in Washington and Buffalo.
Prioleau missed the 2006 season with a torn ACL in his right knee, suffered on the opening kickoff of week one.
Prioleau signed a one-year contract.
As expected, the Saints cut safety Kevin Kaesviharn.
A disappointing free agent addition in 2007, he won the starting free safety job in 2008 but was part of a secondary haunted by poor play. He missed the final four games of last season with a neck stinger.
Kaesviharn's only two interceptions as a Saint came in blowout wins against the 49ers and Packers in 2008.