Saints sign DT Bunkley to 5-year contract

Saints sign DT Bunkley to 5-year contract

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DENVER, CO - JANUARY 08: Heath Miller #83 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs the ball against Brodrick Bunkley #77 of the Denver Broncos during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 8, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Denver Broncos defeated the the Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime 23 - 29. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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Posted on March 21, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 21 at 1:26 PM

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

NEW ORLEANS — The Saints agreed to terms with defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley on Wednesday, adding a player at a spot the team is woefully thin at heading into offseason workouts.

Only Tom Johnson and Sedrick Ellis were under contract with the Saints before Bunkley’s acquisition.

The contract, a 5-year deal, is worth a reported $25 million with $9 million in guaranteed money.

Bunkley played in Denver last season, finishing with 43 tackles, his second –best season after underperforming in 2009-10 in his final two years with Philadelphia.

In six years out of Florida State, Bunkley (6-foot-2, 306 pounds) has amassed 187 tackles with six sacks.

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