The Saints and defensive end Turk McBride have agreed to a one-year contract, a league source said Friday.
Terms of the deal were undisclosed.
McBride signed with the Saints prior to the 2011 season and was expected to contribute from his end position in the 4-3. But an lingering ankle injury kept him out for half of the season.
He finished with 10 tackles and two sacks. All but one of his tackles came in the first six games of the season.
His signing gives the Saints four players under contract at the position, including Will Smith, Junior Galette and Cameron Jordon.