The New Orleans Saints announced that they have signed defensive tackle Jaleel Johnson to a one-year contract. The announcement was made by Saints' Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.
Johnson, 6-3, 316, was a fourth round draft pick (109th overall) of the Minnesota Vikings out of Iowa in 2017 and has played in 65 regular season games with 20 starts for the Vikings (2017-20) and Houston Texans (2021), posting 110 tackles (54 solo), 5.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. In 2021, after going to training camp with the Texans and spending the first week of the season on the Saints practice squad, he appeared in 12 games for Houston and recorded 23 tackles (11 solo) and a fumble recovery. In 2020, he started all 16 games in his final season with the Vikings and posted a career-high 44 stops (22 solo) and 1.5 sacks.
New Orleans Saints announced that they have agreed to terms with free agent defensive lineman Jaleel Johnson on Monday, April 4, 2022. Check out Jaleel in action with the Houston Texans and Minnesota Vikings during his five-year career.