Saints Free Agency Update: Three Defensive Linemen Scheduled To Visit Saints, Backup CB Leigh Torrence Re-Signed


Now that linebacker Scott Fujita has signed with the Browns the Saints have a little breathing room now to sign some free agent help and apparently what they are after is a big run stuffing defensive lineman.

All said the Saints have scheduled visits with three defensive players, defensive end Leonard Little, defensive tackle Jamal Williams and defensive tackle Ma’ake Kemoeatu.

Little has spent his entire career with the St. Louis Rams after being drafted in the third round of the 1998 draft.

Little has appeared in 147 games for the Rams recording 364 tackles, 87.5 sacks, 32 forced fumbles and 12 pass deflections.

He has posted four double digits sacks seasons which includes a career high 14.5 sack season in 2001 and was a key part of the Rams Super Bowl XXXIV win following the 1999 season.

Over the last two season his role had been reduced in St.Louis to a situational pass rusher but still remained the teams top sack leader in 2009 with 6.5.

Defensive tackle Jamal Williams has spent his entire career with the San Diego Chargers after being taken in the second round of the 1998 supplemental draft.

He has appeared in 148 games recording 310 tackles, 13 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and 14 pass deflections.

Williams is a three time Pro Bowl selection being voted in three years in a row from 2005-2007.

Ma’ake Kemoeatu was undrafted free agent who played in Baltimore from 2002 to 2005 before moving to the Panthers before the start of the 2006 season.

In his seven years in the league he has appeared in 107 games recording 43 tackles, 4 sacks, 7 pass deflections and one forced fumble.

Kemoeatu missed the entire 2009 season after tearing his Achilles tendon in training camp and has had two different surgeries to help repair the injury.

The Saints interest in him at this point cannot be much more than wanting to get a feel for where he is at in his recovery from the procedures.

Also the Saints re-signed another of it’s own free agents inking corner back Leigh Torrence to a contract of undisclosed amount. Torrence is a primary backup at corner, joining the Saints by way of the Washington Redskins in 2008, seeing action primarily on special teams.

Torrence’s season was cut short in 2009 when he injured his shoulder in a November game against the Buccaneers landing him on injured reserve.

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