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New Orleans Saints sign former Gonzaga guard Demetri Goodson

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 5:49 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Demetri Goodson steals the ball from BYU’s Jimmer Fredette in a 2011 NCAA Tournament game in Denver. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Gonzaga’s Demetri Goodson steals the ball from BYU’s Jimmer Fredette in a 2011 NCAA Tournament game in Denver. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Former Gonzaga point guard Demetri Goodson on Thursday signed with the New Orleans Saints.

Goodson, who transferred from Gonzaga in May 2011 to join Baylor’s football team, was eventually drafted in the sixth round by the Green Bay Packers in 2014. He played in 26 games and made three starts from 2014-16 before tearing multiple knee ligaments against Washington in Week 11 of the 2016 season.

Goodson returned midway through the 2017 season but was sidelined by a hamstring injury and placed on injured reserve.

He was released by the Packers last month about a week before the season opener.

Goodson, 29, played three seasons, starting as a sophomore and junior, at Gonzaga. He averaged 5.1 points and two assists in 103 career games. He made one of the most memorable shots in program history, driving nearly the length of the court before hitting an 8-foot runner to lift the Zags past Western Kentucky 83-81 in the second round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament.

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The Saints also signed cornerback Josh Robinson after placing cornerback Patrick Robinson on injured reserve with an ankle injury.

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