METAIRIE, La. ― The Saints added linebacker K.C. Asiodu to their roster after cutting five players Tuesday, including special teams captain Troy Evans.
Asiodu was with St. Louis this past season, playing mostly on special teams, where he saw action in 11 games. He was waived by the Rams in late June after having sports hernia surgery in the offseason. He said he’s 100 percent now.
“Basically in the league, if you're not a starter, really, you're a special teams player and you have to do it well, and I take it very seriously,” Asiodu said.
He added, “I'm not trying to come in here and be a captain. I'm just trying to come here and fit in, do what they expect me to do and make plays.”
He spent time in training camp with the Rams originally in 2009 before being cut. He headed to the Dolphins’ practice before heading back to St. Louis in October.
Asiodu played collegiately at UNLV before transferring to Central Oklahoma.
Along with Evans, the Saints cut offensive guard Tim Duckworth, cornerback Danny Gorrer and receivers Rod Harper and Mark Bradley. The Saints must cut one player by the NFL’s Aug. 31 deadline to get to the league-mandated 75 players.
The team must get to 53 players on Sept. 4.