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The Saints have signed linebacker Mike Mohamed to fill the final spot on their 53 man roster.

Mohamed was released by the Houston Texans in October with an injury settlement.

He appeared in 14 games last year and recorded 68 tackles, one interception, and six passes defensed.

He fills the roster spot created by the release of fullback Austin Johnson.

The Saints have been thinned out at linebacker with injuries to Dannell Ellerbe, Ramon Humber and David Hawthorne.

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle first reported this news.