Report | Saints to re-sign John Kuhn

New Orleans Saints running back John Kuhn (29) is tackled by Minnesota Vikings defenders Shamar Stephen, left, and Anthony Barr, right, during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
AP Photo/Jim Mone

[UPDATE]: While re-signing veteran fullback John Kuhn on Tuesday morning, the New Orleans Saints have done the same with defensive lineman Kendall Langford.

Just three days after he was released by the team, John Kuhn is expected to be re-signed by the New Orleans Saints ahead of the team’s trip to London, reported by the New Orleans Times-Picayune. According to Josh Katzenstein of the Times-Picayune, Kuhn, who was released by the Saints on Thursday, was in Charlotte for Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers.

Kuhn did not play in the game, but his presence was about being able to travel with the team directly from Charlotte to London as opposed to the Saints needing to make those travel arrangements after the fullback is officially signed.

Kuhn was released to make room on the active roster for defensive lineman Kendall Langsford, who was picked up to supplement the Saints’ defensive line rotation. Kuhn’s departure from the Saints roster was expected to be a temporary one, as was the case when he was released by the team in early September. In the season-opening 29-19 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, Kuhn rushed for two yards on one attempt and did not catch a pass.

This is Kuhn’s second season with the Saints, with the 12th-year pro out of Shippensburg accounting for 70 receiving yards and a touchdown catch on 16 receptions in 2016. Kuhn’s greatest value comes as a lead blocker, as he’s rushed for 100 yards in a season just once in his NFL career.

As a member of the Green Bay Packers, Kuhn rushed for 281 yards and four touchdowns while also catching 15 passes during the 2010 season. After beginning his NFL career with the Steelers, Kuhn played nine seasons in Green Bay before joining the Saints in 2016.

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