WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. --The New Orleans Saints signed fullback Greg Jones, a 10-year NFL veteran, to a one-year contract, the team announced Wednesday.
The Saints signed former Tampa Bay fullback Erik Lorig to a four-year deal during the offseason, however he's been absent since Saturday's Black and Gold Scrimmage. Jones' signing could signal Lorig's absences aren't a short-term proposition.
Jones, a second-round pick by the Jaguars in 2004, played nine seasons in Jacksonville before spending last season with the Houston Texans.
In 2013, Jones played in all 16 games with five starts, leading the way for a Texans rushing attack that ran for at least 100 yards in eight games.
In his 10-year career, Jones has 272 carries for 913 yards and 10 touchdowns while tallying 73 receptions for 471 yards and three touchdowns.He has 72 career starts in a 131 games.
The acquisition fills out the Saints' 90-man roster. On Tuesday, the Saints cut undrafted free agents Steve Hull (wide receiver), Tyrone Ezell (nose tackle) and Marcus Thompson (linebacker), and added ex-Denver Broncos second-round pick Richard Quinn (tight end) and former Jacksonville and wide receiver Tobais Palmer.