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New Orleans Saints ink linebacker Craig Robertson and re-sign TE Josh Hill


New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced on Friday that the club has signed unrestricted free agent linebacker Craig Robertson to a three-year contract.

Robinson is entertain his fifth NFL season and played in 58 games and started 37 for the Cleveland Browns. The 6-1, 234-pound native of Stafford, Texas posted career totals of 315 tackles (201 solo), four sacks, six interceptions, 15 passes defensed, two forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and 232 special teams stops.

In 2014, Robertson recorded a career-high 92 tackles (52 solo), two interceptions, four passes defensed and one fumble recovery.  He was named the Browns' 2014 Walter Payton Man of the Year.

He played his college football at North Texas where he totaled 382 career tackles, 3.5 sacks and nine interceptions.

6-5, 250-pound tight end Josh Hill will be returning to New Orleans after signing an offer sheet from the Chicago Bears on March 22.  He played in all 16 games during the 2015 season, with seven starts and snagged a career-high 16 catches for 120 yards and two touchdowns.  Hill also recorded six special teams tackles.

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