Veteran offensive lineman Josh LeRibeus is back in New Orleans, according to the NFL’s Transaction Report on Friday. The news was first reported by ESPN’s Field Yates, and is reportedly a one-year deal. The Saints waived Jeromy Irwin on Thursday, which freed up a roster spot after giving him an $8,500 signing bonus and guaranteeing $15,000 of his base salary.
LeRibeus joined the Saints last offseason after spending his first several seasons with the Washington Redskins. He was active for all 16 games in 2017, logging 205 snaps for New Orleans. He had some struggles in training camp as a center, but was utilized more as a guard when called upon.
The offensive line depth behind the main starting group of Terron Armstead, Andrus Peat, Max Unger, Larry Warford, and Ryan Ramczyk has some major question marks for the Saints, as one of their key players in Senio Kelemete is no longer in the fold after joining the Houston Texans.