Center Brian de la Puente signs RFA tender with Saints

Center Brian de la Puente signs RFA tender with Saints

Credit: (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

B.J. Raji #90 of the Green Bay Packers is double-teamed by Brian de la Puente #60 and Jahri Evans #73 of the New Orleans Saints as Drew Brees #9 drops back to pass at Lambeau Field on September 30, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Saints 28-27. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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Posted on April 9, 2013 at 1:32 PM

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NEW ORLEANS — Center Brian de la Puente signed his restricted free agent tender, bringing him onboard for the 2013 season, the Saints announced Tuesday.

De la Puente spent 2010 on the practice squad before moving into the starting role in 2011. He has started 28 games and two playoff contests.

The 6-foot-3, 306-pounder originally signed with San Francisco as an undrafted free agent from California in 2008. After time with the 49ers, de la Puente was with Kansas City, Seattle and Carolina before heading to New Orleans.

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