Dec 8, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; A New Orleans Saints helmet on the field prior to a game against the Carolina Panthers at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: New Orleans Saints sign Marcus Ball


The New Orleans Saints made one of if not the biggest free agent splash shocker when they brought in safety Jairus Byrd earlier this offseason and while their newest addition to the secondary won’t make the highlight news shows, it’s sure to be a solid move.

According to the New Orleans Saints official Twitter account (via Saints.com), the team signed safety Marcus Ball to a three-year contract today.

The New Orleans Saints announced today that they have agreed to terms with safety Marcus Ball on a three-year contract. The announcement was made by Saints’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.

Ball, 6-1, 209, played two seasons with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League after finishing his college career at the University of Memphis. In two seasons with Toronto, he recorded 142 tackles, seven sacks, four interceptions, two returned for touchdowns and three fumble recoveries. In 2013, Ball posted 69 stops, four sacks and three interceptions for the Argonauts.

An Atlanta native, Ball was a defensive star for the Memphis Tigers after transferring from Florida State.

He doesn’t figure to get a ton of playing time, but the 27-year-old should find a role on special teams and potentially find a few snaps per game on defense.

He’s a solid depth addition.

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