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NFL Free Agency 2013: Saints, Courtney Roby agree to deal

3/17/13 in NFL   |   BrianMaddock   |   1429 respect

Wide receiver and core special teams contributor Courtney Roby agreed to terms on a deal with the New Orleans Saints, according to league sources on Sunday.
 
Courtney Roby’s agent confirmed that the free agent will return with the New Orleans Saints next season after settling on a new deal with the team. Details of the new deal have not been released yet.
 
The 30-year-olf Courtney Roby signed with the New Orleans Saints in 2008 after being waived by the Indianapolis Colts just one game into the regular season. Over the past five seasons with the New Orleans Saints, Courtney Roby has shared time between kickoff returner and backup receiver duties, although he’s primarily remained a valuable player on the punt team as a gunner. He played 61 career games for the New Orleans Saints.
 
 In Week 1 against the Washington Redskins last season, Courtney Roby returned a blocked punt for a touchdown. Courtney Roby totaled eight tackles and two assists on the special teams in 2012.
 
Courtney Roby joined the league as a third round pick with the Tennessee Titans in the 2005 draft. At the end of two seasons, the New Orleans Saints released Courtney Roby and he was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals. However, Courtney Roby didn’t appear in a single game for the Cincinnati Bengals during the 2007 season. He was also signed and released by the Indianapolis Colts the following season, after appearing in just one game for the team.
                                                                                                        
The move makes Courtney Roby the first unrestricted free agent to re-sign with the New Orleans Saints this offseason. The New Orleans Saints already lost free agents – tackle Jermon Bushrod, quarterback Chase Daniel and linebacker Jonathan Casillas – who signed with other teams this offseason. Reportedly seven other New Orleans Saints free agents are seeking deals elsewhere.
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