Jan 24, 2010; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Remi Ayodele (92) celebrates on the field following a 31-28 overtime victory by the New Orleans Saints over the Minnesota Vikings in the 2010 NFC Championship game at the Louisiana Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

New Orleans Saints bring back defensive tackle Remi Ayodele

 

 

Defensive tackle Remi Ayodele is back with the New Orleans Saints. He agreed to a one year deal on Monday.

Ayodele is coming off a pretty bad season where he registered only 15 tackles and one sack during the 13 games he played in the 2011 season with the Minnesota Vikings. Ayodele had been with the Saints for three years prior to joining the Vikings last season.

The 6 foot 2, 318 pound Texas native will potentially join the defensive tackle rotation along with Tom Johnson, Brodrick Bunkley, Swanson Miller, and Sedrick Ellis. Ayodele is the second defensive tackle brought in by the Saints via the free agency, following the signing of Brodrick Bunkley in March.

Ayodele was released the same day that the New Orleans Saints received word of the punishments for head coach Sean Payton, general manager Mickey Loomis, and former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman told 1500ESPN.com that the “bounty” news was not a factor in terminating Ayodele’s contract. It was a strictly a football decision.

Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe believed that it may have played a part in the decision saying, “now everyone on the team knows that he was part of a program that deliberately tried to injure guys. And not just guys on other teams. It happened to us, the Vikings, and it’s just a really tough situation that I don’t think the front office wanted any part of.”

 

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  • DARKTHRONE

    Up Kluwe’s ass….
    Welcome back “Frohawk” Ayodele!!!!!!!
    DT depth is a beautiful thing… front 7 looking better and better to me.
    PA

  • larryjames836

    @DARKTHRONE ; Have you heard anything on Drew Brees contract signing are what they going to do. Everything else is looking good for the season I agree about the front 7 we ready to play power ball.

  • LI Saint

    Chris Kluwe really needs to stuff a sock in it. He has been running his mouth since the ‘pay for performance” story came out. If he would remember correctly the Vikings committed 6 turnovers in the game (no bounty required). What he should really concern himself with is the stadium mess in Minn but maybe that is not important to him. To dwell on the past is to live in it….if he is the unofficial spokesperson for the Vikings then they are doomed as a team with that prevailing attitude.

  • DARKTHRONE

     @larryjames836  @DARKTHRONE -
    Sorry about my delayed response Larry… got crazy busy yesterday.
    I haven’t heard anything on Brees yet, but man, TRUST ME…
    DREW WILL BE TOSSING THE ROCK FOR THE SAINTS ASAP!!!!!!!!!!
    The way I see it, it’s a good sign when we are still signing guys like Ayodele.
    We’re setting up the D!
    That means Drew CAN’T be that far from getting out there w/the fellas.  Worst case scenario would be Brees sitting till pre-season.
    He will be in Black and Gold, with the #9 in full force!
    Be cool Larry-
    Pa