The New Orleans Saints signed free agent S Pierson Prioleau,
Scout.com has confirmed.
Prioleau, 5-11, 188 pounds, is a veteran of ten NFL seasons who has played with
the San Francisco 49ers (1999-2000), Buffalo Bills (2001-2004), Washington
Redskins (2005-2008) and the Jacksonville Jaguars (2008). Prioleau played for
current Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams during stops in Buffalo,
Washington and Jacksonville.
A product of Virginia Tech, Prioleau entered the NFL as a fourth-round draft
choice (110th overall) of the 49ers in the 1999 NFL Draft. He has played in 129
career regular season games during his career, making 48 starts, and has
accumulated 371 career tackles (265 solo and 106 assists), along with
five-and-a-half sacks, and 130 career special teams tackles.
In 2008 with the Jaguars, Prioleau played in all 16 games, making one start, and
led the team in special teams tackles with 22 stops. He also registered 18
tackles while playing in the defensive backfield and had two passes defensed.
He'll provide depth at the safety position for the Saints in back of projected
starters, Darren Sharper and Roman Harper.
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