Saints acquire LB Ruud

Posted Aug. 20, 2012 @ 9:06 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Saints have acquired LB Barrett Ruud from Seattle for an undisclosed draft pick, the Saints said Monday night.

Ruud, 29, has made 77 career starts. He signed with Seattle in April after starting nine games for Tennessee at middle linebacker in 2011.

Saints LBs Curtis Lofton and David Hawthorne are each dealing with injuries, and Jonathan Vilma, the Saints' starter in the middle a season ago, is facing a season-long suspension in connection with the NFL's investigation into New Orleans' alleged bounty program.