Michael Mauti is back with the New Orleans Saints on a one year deal.

The linebacker and former special teams captain saw his 2016 campaign cut short as he battled ulcerative colitis.

New Orleans placed him on the non-football injury list last November when Mauti's condition required multiple surgeries to remove his large intestine.

Son of former Saints wide receiver Rich Mauti, Michael grew up in Louisiana, prepping at Mandeville High before playing collegiately at Penn State.

Mauti's workout with New Orleans was enough to earn a one-year deal, but he still has a challenge in front of him. He'll be competing with a large group of linebackers vying for spots on the 53 man regular season roster.