Saints sign Lehr to one-year deal (1 Viewer)

Dan in Lafayette

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Jimmy Smith / New Orleans Times-Picayune

The Saints signed unrestricted free-agent center/guard Matt Lehr to a one-year contract on Wednesday, his agent said.

Lehr, entering his eighth NFL season, also considered an offer from the Denver Broncos before deciding to come to New Orleans, where he'll compete for a starting spot with center Jonathan Goodwin to replace the departed Jeff Faine.

Faine signed a lucrative free-agent deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team for which Lehr played last season.

"The opportunity to basically be with a team on the rise was important," Lehr said Wednesday. "And everybody knows the Saints have one of the best quarterbacks (Drew Brees) in the game. It's an explosive offense. Full Story – Picayune

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