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Saints add defensive end Spence, XFL INT leader Nichols

METAIRIE, La. (AP) New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has agreed to free-agent contracts with defensive end Noah Spence and XFL interception leader Deatrick Nichols.

The 6-foot-2, 251-pound Spence returns to the Saints after first joining New Orleans for the final three regular season games of 2019 and one playoff game.

The four-year veteran out of Eastern Kentucky began his NFL career when Tampa Bay selected him in the second round of the 2016 draft. His rookie season, when he had 5 1/2 sacks remains his best yet.

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NFC South Division
TeamWLTPct
xy-New Orleans 1330.813
Atlanta 790.438
Tampa Bay 790.438
Carolina 5110.313
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: D. Brees2979
Pass TDs: D. Brees27
Rush Yds: A. Kamara797
Rush TDs: A. Kamara5
Rec Yds: M. Thomas1725
Rec TDs: J. Cook9
Int: J. Jenkins5
Sacks: C. Jordan15.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5982 (9)
Passing Yards: 4431 (7)
Rushing Yards: 1738 (16)
Points per game: 28.6 (3)
Yards per game: 373.9 (9)
Touchdowns: 48 (5)
Field Goals: 32 (4)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 5329 (11)
Passing Yards: 4201 (22)
Rushing Yards: 1461 (4)
Points per game: 21.3 (13)
Yards per game: 333.1 (11)
Touchdowns: 39 (17)
Field Goals: 22 (8)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
3/25 J. Jenkins re-signed Two-year extension (through 2022)
3/23 D. Nichols signed
3/23 N. Spence re-signed/unrest FA
3/22 D. Swearinger re-signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2020)
3/21 E. Sanders signed/unrest FA Two-year contract (through 2021)
3/20 A. Peat re-signed/unrest FA Five-year contract (through 2024)
3/20 J. Hardee Sr. re-signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2020)
3/20 M. Burton signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2020)
3/19 D. Onyemata re-signed Three-year extension (through 2022)
3/19 Z. Wood re-signed/unrest FA Four-year contract (through 2023)
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/5 Z. Line knee (Out)
12/29 M. Williams groin (Out)
12/29 Z. Line knee (Questionable)
12/25 K. Hogan hamstring (IR)
12/22 K. Alonso quadricep (Out)
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