Saints sign linebacker Will Herring to one-year deal

New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Will Herring (54) watches from the sidelines against the Denver Broncos in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Show caption
New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Will Herring (54) watches from the sidelines against the Denver Broncos in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

METAIRIE — The New Orleans Saints on Thursday agreed to terms on a one-year contract with veteran linebacker Will Herring.

The 6-foot-3, 241-pound Herring played with the Saints in 2011 and ’12. His contract was terminated just before the free agency signing period began on March 12 as the Saints had to trim some payroll to get down to the salary cap of $123 million.

In a six-year NFL career, Herring has appeared in 81 games with 11 starts. He has played mainly on special teams for the Saints and recorded a career-high 14 tackles on kick coverage last season.