Linebacker Kawika Mitchell, who has seven years of NFL experience, and one Super Bowl ring to his credit, is the newest member of the New Orleans Saints. James Varney, of the Times-Picayune, has the story, below.

Kawika Mitchell, then with the Buffalo Bills, poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Orchard Park, New York.

Courtesy---James Varney/Times-Picayune

Kawika Mitchell, an 8-year NFL veteran who won a Super Bowl ring with the New York Giants, became the newest member of the New Orleans Saints on Wednesday.

The team signed the linebacker to an undisclosed deal after he impressed in a workout and a roster spot became available because the Saints put running back Ladell Betts on injured reserve, ending his season. The Saints did not need another running back because Pierre Thomas and Reggie Bush are back from injuries and both are expected to play Sunday against the St. Louis Rams.