The Saints announced Thursday they have signed their 7th round draft pick, Pittsburgh defensive end Greg Romeus, terms of the contract were not reported,
Romeus, 6-feet-5, 267, was regarded as one of the most dynamic defensive playmakers in the Big East Conference before a knee injury wiped out his senior season.
In 40 games and 28 starts for the Panthers, he racked up 19.5 sacks, 38.5 tackles for a loss, five forced fumbles, while recovering three, and one interception.
He is expected to compete on what should be a revamped defensive line for New Orleans. The club must cope with the expected four-game suspension of defensive end Will Smith.
Today defensive tackle Remi Ayodele signed a free agency contract with Minnesota. Players such as Jeff Charleston and Anthony Hargrove remain free agents at the moment also.
That means Romeus will be in a mix of newcomers that includes the Saints top overall draft pick, defensive end Cameron Jordan,
tackle Shaun Rogers, a free agent New Orleans picked up prior to the lockout, and undrafted free agent defensive tackle Dexter Larimore who signed this week out of Ohio State.
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