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Saints sign Wes Horton

New Orleans adds another defensive lineman from a division rival.

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According to multiple sources, the New Orleans Saints have reached an agreement with former Carolina Panthers defensive lineman Wes Horton this afternoon.

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Horton, a 29-yr. old defensive end, first entered the league as an undrafted free agent from U.S.C. with the Panthers in 2013. He had 2 sacks in ten games with Carolina that season, and would see action in 77 games with 35 starts over six years with the team. The 6'5, 265-lb. Horton has 15.5 sacks, 23 quarterback hits, 7 forced fumbles, and 95 tackles during his six year NFL career. He joins a Saints team with two former Carolina teammates on the roster, wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. and linebacker A.J. Klein.

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Horton is expected to add depth to a New Orleans defensive end rotation that includes All-Pro Cameron Jordan, last year's 1st round draft pick Marcus Davenport, 2017 3rd round pick Trey Hendrickson, and DE/DT Mario Edwards Jr. He is a physical player along the edge, with good run stopping ability as well as pass rush skills.