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Michael Mauti re-signs with the Saints on a one-year deal

The Saints are bringing back linebacker Michael Mauti on a one-year deal.

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Per his personal Twitter account on Monday afternoon, veteran linebacker Michael Mauti is returning to the New Orleans Saints.

According to’s Josh Katzenstein, Mauti worked out for the Saints on Monday after working out with the Houston Texans on Friday. It’s quite amazing that Mauti has worked his way back to this point after being placed on the non-football injury related list last November due to an ulcerative colitis procedure. It’s a condition that he’s dealt with for years, and it affected his ability to keep weight on.

It’s reportedly a one-year deal for Mauti, who will join the Saints linebacking corps at a good time. Mauti’s abilities on special teams have been his strong suit, appearing in 24 games for the team before having his season end in 2016. It’ll be interesting to see how he is used in the early stages of training camp, to say the least.