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Saints sign four after free agent workouts


The New Orleans Saints have signed four free agents following the club's rookie minicamp this weekend.

The team has signed Steve Hull, Cheta Ozougwu, Derrick Strozier and Thomas Welch.

Hull, a wide receiver out of Illinois, finished his senior season with 59 receptions for 993 yards and with seven touchdowns. 

Ozougwu (LB) is a two-year NFL veteran who was originally selected by the Houston Texans in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft.  He appeared in nine games in the last two seasons for the Chicago Bears and posted four tackles, one sack and one forced fumble.

Strozier played both cornerback and running back for Tulane from 2009-13. As a junior in 2012, he carried four times for 12 yards and hauled in 11 passes for 60 yards. As a defensive back, he posted 101 tackles (66 solo), five interceptions, 19 passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

Welch is a 6-foot-7, 310-pound offensive lineman who was originally a seventh round draft pick of the New England Patriots in the 2010 NFL Draft out of Vanderbilt. He spent parts of the last three seasons on the active rosters of the Patriots, St. Louis Rams and Buffalo Bills, playing in 27 career games with one start.

The club has also waived/non-football illness NT Brandon McCray and waived G Micajah Reynolds. 

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