The Saints agreed to a one-year deal with exclusive-rights free-agent C Brian de la Puente, according to PFW correspondent and New Orleans Times-Picayune writer Mike Triplett.
An undrafted free agent who joined the league in 2008, de la Puente was on the Saints' practice squad in 2010. He took over at center in October 2011, replacing Olin Kreutz, who retired.
De la Puente started 12 games and played in all 16 last season. He joins WR Adrian Arrington, S Jonathon Amaya and LS Justin Drescher as other exclusive-rights free agents the Saints have re-signed this offseason