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Roman Harper returning to New Orleans Saints, agency says

New Orleans Saints strong safety Roman Harper smiles

New Orleans Saints strong safety Roman Harper smiles before a game against the New York Giants Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in East Rutherford, N.J. Credit: AP / Bill Kostroun

METAIRIE, La. — The agency which represents Roman Harper has confirmed the veteran safety has agreed to a free agent contract with the New Orleans Saints, his first NFL team.

SportsTrust, which announced Harper’s agreement with the Saints on Tuesday, has not disclosed contract terms.

New Orleans made Harper a second-round draft choice out of Alabama in 2006. He was part of New Orleans’ only championship in the 2009 season and was named to Pro Bowls for the 2009 and 2010 seasons. He left New Orleans in 2014, playing the past two seasons with Carolina.

Last season, Harper was in on 73 solo or assisted tackles and recovered two fumbles for a defense that helped carry Carolina to the Super Bowl. He has 11 career interceptions, including four two seasons ago.

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