After several visits from linebackers like David Hawthorne and Curtis Lofton, the New Orleans Saints are reported to have a visit scheduled with St. Louis Rams free agent linebacker Chris Chamberlain.
Chamberlain is a 2008 seventh round daft pick for the Rams and was mainly a special teams player his first year before becoming a backup outside linebacker in 2009.
He had his best year this past season where he registered 81 tackles, two sacks, one interception, and one forced fumble. Chamberlain has a connection with current Saints defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo who was also his head coach with the Rams.
It’s interesting to note that Chamberlain is mainly a weakside linebacker. This is the position that current Saints linebacker Scott Shanle holds on the roster.
Shanle has been less than productive the last two years and the Saints could be very active in finding someone to fill his position.
Although the Saints are facing harsh penalties right now from the NFL for the “pay for performance” investigation, that’s not changing Chamberlain’s mood about visiting the team. He posted this on his Twitter account a few minutes ago:
(@Chambo57) Shocked by the harsh punishments but pumped for my visit to New Orleans tomorrow with the Saints!