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Saints Negotiate Contract with Linebacker Jeremiha Hunter

In keeping with the mostly defensive theme of tonight's undrafted free agent signings the Saints have negotiated a contract with former Iowa Hawkeyes linebacker Jeremiha Hunter. The official Iowa football Twitter account broke the news:

Congratulations to fmr #Hawkeyes LB, Jeremiha Hunter on signing with the NO Saints!

Learn a little more about the outside linebacker in this touching profile piece from Hawk Central.

More scouting info about Hunter from NFL Draft Scout after the jump.

2010: Second team all-Big Ten by league coaches and honorable mention by league media . . . third team all-Big Ten by Phil Steele's College Football...First team all-Big Ten by Blue Ribbon Yearbook . . . second team all-Big Ten by Sports Illustrated . . .started 11 games at weakside linebacker, seeing limited action in two games due to injury . . . led team with 90 tackles, including 29 solo stops and 61 assists . . . also led team with two fumble recoveries . . .2009: Started all 12 games he played, missing Minnesota game due to injury . . . ranked second on team with 89 tackles, including 34 solo stops and 55 assists . . . also had 2.5 tackles for loss, one interception and four pass break-ups . . . started at linebacker in 24-14 Orange Bowl win over Georgia Tech as defense allowed just 12 passing yards and 155 yards total offense . . . recorded four solo tackles and two assists vs. GA Tech...2008: Ranked second on the team in tackles with 80, including 22 solo stops and 58 assists . . . recorded five tackles for loss and one interceptions . . .2007: Saw action in opening win over Northern Illinois, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 21 rushing yards and 235 yards total offense . . . did not see action in win at Northwestern due to injury . . . saw action in win over Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action in loss to Western Michigan, recording one assisted tackle...2006: Redshirted.