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5 things to know about new Saints linebacker James Laurinaitis

Laurinaitis agreed to terms on a three-year contract

Associated Press photos of new Saints LB James Laurinaitis.

Five things to know about New Orleans Saints linebacker James Laurinaitis:

  1. Played college football at Ohio State.
  1. Drafted in the second round (35th overall) in the 2009 draft by the St. Louis Rams.
  1. Originally from Minneapolis.
  1. He is the son of world renowned wrestler, Joe Laurinaitis, who competed as the "Animal" in the 1980s and 1990s as part of the tag team called the Road Warriors (Legion of Doom).
  1. In 112 games for the Rams, Laurinaitis compiled 654 tackles, 10 interceptions, eight fumble recoveries and 16.5 sacks.
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