The New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms on a three-year contract with linebacker Rufus Porter, an unrestricted free agent from the Seattle Seahawks.
Porter attended high school in Baton Rouge, La., and joined the Seahawks in 1988 as a rookie free agent out of Southern University. He made the AFC Pro Bowl in 1988 and 1989.
Last year, he was a starter in 15 of the 16 games he played for Seattle and was credited with 75 tackles and 1-1/2 sacks.
Details of his contract were not released, nor was a tentative signing date.
Free agent tight end Eric Green signed a six-year, $12 million contract with the Miami Dolphins, making him the highest paid tight end in NFL history.
Green, 27, has spent his NFL career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Last season, he caught 46 passes for 618 yards and four touchdowns. He made the Pro Bowl the past two season.
The Seahawks found out they get to keep restricted free agent cornerback Corey Harris when the Green Bay Packers didn’t match Seattle’s offer.
The Seahawks will give up a third-round draft pick April 22 to the Packers as compensation for losing Harris.
The Arizona Republic is reporting that the Arizona Cardinals have signed former Seahawks quarterback Dave Krieg to a two-year deal worth $3.6 million.
Defensive lineman Ray Agnew, New England’s first-round draft pick five years ago, signed a four-year, $6 million contract with the New York Giants.
Free agent quarterback Chris Chandler, who started six games for the Los Angeles Rams last season, agreed to sign with the Houston Oilers.
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