The New Orleans Saints continue to add defensive depth to their linebacking corp before the start of training camp tomorrow by signing undrafted free agent linebacker Dwight Roberson from Oregon State. Aaron Wilson from Scout.com tweet the news:
Undrafted Oregon State LB Dwight Robertson agreed to terms with the Saints.
Specifically, Roberson plays the outside linebacker position, which might make more than a few Saints fans giddy and hopeful. But I wouldn't get too excited.
Roberson is the eighteenth undrafted free agent signed by the Saints in the past two days. The full list of signings can be found below.
Check out Roberson numbers on his NFL Draft Scout page and learn more about Roberson's college career after the jump.
Official Oregon St. website:
2010: Pac-10 Conference Honorable Mention after leading the team and ranking among the top 10 players in the conference for tackles with 88 ... Second Team All-Pac-10 by Phil Steele ... team leader for pass breakups with eight ... made his only career interception in the season opener vs. TCU ... co-team captain ... career-high 16 tackles in the win over Louisville and 12 vs. Washington State.
2009: Dwight shared starting duties at the weakside linebacker spot with Keith Pankey in 2008 and 2009 - Pankey started in '08, Roberson in '09 ... 55 tackles ranked fifth on the team ... 7.5 TFLs ... season-high with nine tackles at Oregon ... set a career-best with 2.5 TFLs against Cincinnati ... forced a fumble against UCLA ... Pac-10 Conference Honorable Mention.
2008: While not a starter, Dwight finished tied for fourth on the team for total tackles with 61 ... season-high nine tackles at Utah ... forced two of his three fumbles at Penn State ... had a 19-yard sack against California's Kevin Riley.
2007: Dwight made 12 tackles, mostly on special teams, including three vs. Washington and Washington State ... missed two mid-season games with a knee injury - played in 11 games total ... forced a late first quarter Patrick Chung fumble on a kickoff return in the Civil War - recovered by Chung. 2006: Redshirt.
ST. BONAVENTURE: A four-year letterman and three-year starter ... played defensive tackle, defensive end, outside linebacker and inside linebacker during his prep career ... 2005 Channel League and CIF Division 4 Defensive MVP ... PrepNation 2005 All-American ... Rivals.com rated him the 34th-best prospect in the country ... 131 tackles as a senior and 174 as a junior ... for his three-year starting career he forced six fumbles, made five interceptions and scored three touchdowns.
PERSONAL: Born December 24, 1987 in Ventura, California ... son of Dwight, Sr., and Marie Roberson ... has two sisters and one brother ... biggest athletic thrill is "earning prep All-American and signing with Oregon State" ... chose OSU because of its "business school, the team and the players"... majored in liberal studies.