New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced that Jonathan Goodwin, a 6-3, 318 pound veteran center inked a one-year deal. He's been the starting center for the San Francisco 49ers from 2011-13.
Goodwin returns to New Orleans where he was signed as an unrestricted free agent in 2006 and was a backup offensive lineman for his first two seasons.
He became one of the Saints so-called quiet leaders on offense from 2008-10 and started the last 45 regular season games and four postseason games. Goodwin was responsible for all of the calls and adjustments on the Saints' offensive front line. He was named to the 2009 Pro Bowl and was a member of the 2009 Super Bowl XLIV champion New Orleans Saints.
Defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick, 6-4, 305, has played in 47 career games with 15 starting assignments in his four-year NFL career.
He's made 50 career tackles (36 solo), 5.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed. Deaderick was a seventh round draft pick by the New England Patriots in the 2010 NFL Draft out of the University of Alabama.
He started 14 regular season games and five playoff contests with the Patriots in his first three seasons. He signed on with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2013 and played in 13 games.