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Saints Sign Cornerback Josh Gatlin

For their second undrafted free agent signing of the day, the Saints have picked up cornerback Josh Gatlin from North Dakota State University. Considering how much the Saints have already dumped into the corner position, they are likely trying to improve their special teams with this signing. The news of his signing comes from Will Kunkel, a sports director with Fox Sports:

Texting with Josh Gatlin of and he confirmed he is in talks with the

That makes a total of eleven undrafted free agent signings for the Saints, by our count. 

His scouting report and bio comes after the jump.

From the North Dakota Site:

Transfer from North Dakota State College of Science … Solid athlete with a tremendous upside ... Selected in the ninth round by the Sacramento Mountain Lions in the United Football League draft held in May … Played in the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) All-Star and came up with an interception and made three tackles to help the Team Texas defensive effort …

2010 SEASON (SENIOR): Played in 14 games including one start … Led the Bison with five interceptions including one returned 51 yards for a TD against South Dakota State (11-13-10) … Completed season with 19 tackles with 11 solos and one tackle for loss … Had a pair of pass breakups and an interception in loss to eventual national champion Eastern Washington (12-11-10) … Two of his interceptions came during the NCAA FCS playoffs, the other coming in the first round win vs. Robert Morris (11-27-10) … Recorded a career-high six tackles including four solos against Youngstown State (10-9-10)...

2009SEASON (JUNIOR): Limited to seven games due to several nagging injuries ... Started last two games of season and played on special teams ... Returned four kickoffs for 65 yards, all at Iowa State (9-3-09) ... Recorded 12 tackles including eight solos ... Made a season-high four tackles including three solos at Indiana State (11-14-09) ... Had 10 tackles over final three games of season ... 

2007-08SEASONS (NDSCS): All-region and all-conference performer last season for the Wildcats and head coach Chuck Parsons ... Two-year starter for NDSCS ... Recorded six interceptions in 2008 ...

HIGH SCHOOL: 2005 graduate of Jacksonville (Fla.) Englewood High School ... Two-year starter at wide receiver and defensive back at Englewood High School and head coach Thomas Laubach ...

PERSONAL: Born Feb. 11, 1987 ... Son of Meredith Gatlin and Leon Kirkland ... Related to Olympic sprinter Justin Gatlin ... Majoring in child development family science.

Check out a few of his numbers at NFL Draft Scout

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