The Saints announced today they have agreed to terms on a futures contract with former 49’ers full back Zak Keasey.
Keasey entered the NFL as undrafted free agent with the Washington Redskins in 2005 where he was converted from full back to linebacker making the active roster as a reserve.
In 2006 Keasey made the move to the 49’ers where he re-assumed his natural position of full back, he spent all of that season on the practice squad before being signed to the active roster in 2007.
Keasey was awarded the starting full back position in the pre-season before the start of the 2008 season over veteran Manny Lawson, playing in the first seven games before being placed on injured reserve with a torn triceps.
The injury bug would strike again in the pre-season before the start of the 2009 season when he broke his arm against the Broncos, subsequently he was cut to make room for other positional needs.
Since entering the NFL in 2005 Keasey has seen action in 19 games, primarily with the 49’ers, rushing for four yards on two carries to go along with catching three passes for 25 yards.
Since the Saints Super Bowl win they have signed twelve additional players to the roster to compete for playing time including Keasey. Guard Tim Duckworth, DT Earl Heyman, CB Glenn Sharpe, Tackle NaShan Goddard, CB Greg Fassitt, TE Tyler Lorenzen, WR Matt Simon and Tackle Jermey Parnell have all been added to the roster.
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