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Saints sign CB Malik Foreman

01 JAN 2016: Tennessee's Malik Foreman (13) during the Outback Bowl game between the Northwestern Wildcats and Tennessee Volunteers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa FL. (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire)
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The New Orleans Saints have signed cornerback Malik Foreman, according to Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Foreman played his college football at the University of Tennessee, but went undrafted this past spring.

He originally signed with the Houston Texans as a free agent after the draft, but the Texans proceeded to part ways with the defensive back.

Foreman played with Tennessee for all four of his collegiate seasons, but did not begin receiving significant playing time until his junior campaign.

That year, the 22-year-old finished with 25 tackles, four tackles for loss, one interception, a forced fumble and nine passes defended.

Then, during his senior season, Foreman recorded 26 stops, 2.5 tackles for loss, another pick, two forced fumbles and four passes defended.

Prior to those two years, the Kingsport, Tenn., native had registered 14 tackles, one interception and one pass defended in total over his first two seasons with the Volunteers.

The Saints could use all of the help they can get in their secondary, as they ranked dead last in the NFL in passing defense last season.

New Orleans has missed the playoffs the last three years.

In each of those seasons, the Saints won seven games. They last qualified for the postseason back in 2011, where they fell to the Seattle Seahawks in the Divisional Round.

At that time, New Orleans had qualified for the playoffs three straight times, including the 2009 campaign when it won the Super Bowl.

The Saints lost their first preseason game, 20-14, to the Cleveland Browns on Thursday.

They will take on the Los Angeles Chargers on Aug. 20.



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