Saints Sign Bryce Harris, Shane Graham, & Trevin Wade To One-Year Deals
The New Orleans Saints signed a trio of players to new one-year contracts on Friday, including tackle Bryce Harris, kicker Shayne Graham, and cornerback Trevin Wade.
Harris, a right tackle, who was on the practice squad of the Atlanta Falcons in 2012 after being undrafted, joined the Saints in 2012.
The 25-year old, who started one game for the Saints in 2013, was an exclusive-rights free agent, and signed for $570,000, which is the minimum for a player in his third year. It's an increase of $90,000 from his 2013 salary.
The 36-year old Graham, a 13-year veteran, Graham gets $955,000, the minimum for a player with 10 or more years of experience.
Graham, who was signed by the Saints in December after the team released Garrett Hartley, kicked the game-winning field goal in the wild-card round against the Philadelphia Eagles, solidifying the first road playoff win in franchise history.
A 13-year veteran, who has played for 14 different NFL franchises, Graham made his only two field goal attempts during the 2013 regular season, and 4-of-6 in the postseason.
The 24-year old Wade, a seventh round selection of the Cleveland Browns in the 2012 NFL Draft, played 13 games with that franchise in in his rookie year, before playing two games for the Saints last year, after signing with the team in November.
The remaining Saints unrestricted free agents include tackle tight end Jimmy Graham, offensive tackle Zach Strief, safety Malcolm Jenkins, offensive tackle Charles Brown, defensive end Kenyon Coleman, center Brian de la Puente, linebackers Parys Haralson, Ramon Humber, and Will Herring, quarterback Luke McCown, and receiver Robert Meachem, along with linebacker Jonathan Vilma, who the Saints have already announced they won't be re-signing.
The remaining restricted free agent include safety Rafael Bush, fullback Jed Collins, defensive end Tom Johnson, and receiver Joseph Morgan.