Saints sign former Patriots, Packers DT Montravius Adams

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It was inevitable that the New Orleans Saints would find some help at defensive tackle after rostering just three of them on their initial 53-man lineup. Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the first arrival is Montravius Adams — the former Green Bay Packers third-round pick who spent the summer with the New England Patriots.

Adams, 26, weighs in at 6-foot-4 and 304 pounds with a strong Relative Athletic Score at 7.89. He was credited with creating five pressures in the Patriots’ three preseason games (a total that would have ranked second-best among the Saints defensive tackles this preseason, though let’s remember they only played two exhibition games). With that said, Adams has only bagged 11 pressures and a pair of sacks in his 45-game career, per Pro Football Focus, so he won’t exactly be providing much push in the middle.

The Saints needed the help after losing standout defensive tackle David Onyemata to a six-game suspension to start the year. Though NewOrleans.Football’s Nick Underhill reports Albert Huggins returned to their practice squad, the only other interior linemen on their 53-man roster for now are Adams, Malcolm Roach, Christian Ringo, and Shy Tuttle. A corresponding move to open a roster spot for Adams’ addition has not been announced, so keep an eye out.

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Look: Saints initial 53-man roster after NFL cuts deadline