LB Will Herring set to re-sign with Saints on one-year contract

LB Will Herring set to re-sign with Saints on one-year contract

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Will Herring #54 of the New Orleans Saints intercepts a pass in the end zone thrown to Jake Ballard #85 of the New York Giants at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 28, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Posted on March 21, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 21 at 2:25 PM

Bradley Handwerger / WWLTV.com Sports Reporter
Email: bhandwerger@wwltv.com | Twitter: @wwltvsports

NEW ORLEANS — Linebacker Will Herring is set agree to a one-year contract with the Saints, a source said, bringing back the veteran after he originally declined to take a pay cut earlier in March.

Though Herring is a better fit in a 4-3 defense, his biggest role likely will be on special teams. He was second on the team with 13 special teams tackles in 2012.

Herring tweeted Thursday his eagerness to return to New Orleans, writing, "Glad to still be playing for the best fans in the country!! #whodatnation"

The Saints so far this offseason have signed cornerback Kennan Lewis and tight end Benjamin Watson while re-signing receiver Courtney Roby and linebacker Ramon Humber.

Left tackle Jermon Bushrod (Chicago), linebacker Jonathan Casillas (Tampa Bay) and quarterback Chase Daniel (Kansas City) all have left New Orleans in free agency.

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