Fullback Heath Evans, who has been a steady presence for the Patriots over the last three-plus seasons, agreed to terms on a deal with the New Orleans Saints today.
"Heath is a versatile and fundamentally sound fullback who can help our offense in a variety of roles, whether it be as a lead blocker, as a runner or receiving option out of the backfield as well as on special teams,� Saints executive vice president/general manager Mickey Loomis said in a statement. �He has played in a few different offensive systems and has adapted quickly and been a contributor to all of them.�
Evans' contract is a two-year pact, the Saints announced.
�Heath is a tireless worker and someone we were very impressed with after spending time with him,� Saints head coach Sean Payton said in a statement. �He�s very excited about the various things we do from an offensive perspective and is a well-rounded and versatile player. In addition he has played quite a bit on various special teams units throughout his career and been a reliable and dependable player in many different situations.�