Roman Harper has returned to the Saints after having spent the last two years with the Carolina Panthers. The Saints have re-signed Roman Harper to a one-year deal. He has been a free agent since the end of the regular season.
Where will Harper fit with Jairus Byrd, Von Bell and Kenny Vaccaro on the roster? Harper could see playing time since Byrd didn’t participate in the Saints’ organized team activities while he worked off to the side with trainers. Saints coach Sean Payton said Byrd is rehabbing the same knee injury that has hampered him since early in the 2014 season. It is not know if Byrd had another surgical procedure this offseason, and he might not fully participate in team drills until the start of training camp. Primarily, the Saints have brought back Harper for his leadership role which is a huge asset. The Panthers benefited from his presence on the field.
Harper, although vocal about why the Panthers won over the Saints, would provide a much needed perspective for the team.
— Lyons Yellin WWL-TV (@LyonsYellin) June 7, 2016