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New Orleans Saints to Re-Sign Zach Line

The Saints bring back an important part of their running game.

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According to Nick Underhill of The Advocate (@Nick_Underhill), the New Orleans Saints are bringing back another of their own on Thursday, re-signing fullback Zach Line. The 27-yr. old Line began his career with the Minnesota Vikings in 2013, bouncing back and forth between their practice squad and active roster before joining the Saints in 2017 as a free agent.

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Line played in 12 games for the Saints in 2017 after replacing injured starter John Kuhn. He rushed for 28 yards on 7 carries, caught 2 passes for 8 yards and a touchdown, and also rushed for a 1-yd. score in the Saints wild card playoff win over the Carolina Panthers. Line's most important contribution to the New Orleans offense is his outstanding blocking ability. The hard-nosed fullback paved the way for the 5th ranked Saints rushing attack, as Pro Bowl running backs Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara combined for 1,852 yards and 20 touchdowns.