Saints sign Xavier Rush and four others

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The New Orleans Saints announced on Saturday that they have signed five players: wide receiver Xavier Rush, tight end/long snapper Braedon Bowman, defensive back Malik Foreman, defensive tackle John Hughes III, and defensive end Jason Jones.

Rush is a product of Tulane who totaled 1,349 yards on 99 catches and 12 touchdowns over his four-year career. His tenure with the Green Wave came to an abrupt halt once he tore his ACL as a senior. He spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles last year.

Bowman, a product of South Alabama, signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2016. He was claimed off waivers by the Jets ahead of last season but suffered a serious knee injury midway through the campaign. He was waived by the Jets in favor of wide receiver Chris Harper on May 30.

Foreman went undrafted out of Tennessee and spent a brief stint with the Houston Texans. He made noise at Tennessee’s pro day when he clocked a 4.37 40-yard dash. Over 44 games with the Volunteers, the 5-foot-10 defensive back totaled 71 tackles and three interceptions. His college teammate, Alvin Kamara, rushed for 35 yards in his Saints preseason debut on Thursday.

Hughes, 28, was a third-round pick out of Cincinnati in 2012. He spent the first four seasons of his career with the Browns and has since played with the Patriots and Buccaneers. Over his career, Hughes has racked up 115 tackles, 5.5 sacks and a forced fumble.

Jones, 31, was granted his released from the Dolphins in January. He has 212 tackles and 31.5 sacks over his nine-year career.

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