Saints sign FB Jason McKie

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Saints have signed free agent fullback Jason McKie to a 1-year contract.

The team's general manager, Mickey Loomis, announced the signing on Monday.

McKie is an 8-year veteran, who spent the past seven seasons in Chicago before being released in March. He played in all 16 games for the Bears last season, starting 11, and caught five passes for 13 yards. He has 47 career starts in 88 games and carried the ball 29 times for 84 yards and three touchdowns and 68 receptions for 364 yards and three scores.

Loomis also says the Saints waived running back Carlos Brown and safety Ryan Hamilton, both of whom signed with the team last month as rookie free agents.

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