August 31, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
Paul Kruger joins Saints
The New Orleans Saints are signing veteran pass rusher Paul Kruger. Kruger was cut two days ago by the Cleveland Browns. Kruger, 40, was considered by the Saints in 2013 when he signed a five-year, $40.5 million contract with the Browns. "He still affects the passer. You see a pressure player. He rushes with power," Saints coach Sean Payton said of Kruger on Tuesday. "I think you see a high motor and a guy that plays extremely strong." Kruger had 4 1/2 sacks in 2013, 11 in 2014 and 2 1/2 in 2015. "My experience has been amazing and I will miss wearing a Browns #99," Kruger wrote on Twitter. "Although completely miss handled, unfortunate and absolutely the wrong decision to release me I do wish the Browns and especially my teammate brothers great success."