The New Orleans Saints have signed free agent DE Phillip Hunt and waived LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar it was announced by Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.
Hunt, 6-1, 258, is in his third NFL season, having spent the first four weeks of the 2015 campaign with the Detroit Lions. He spent his first two seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles from 2011-12 after starting his career in the Canadian Football League with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 2009-10, where he made 19 sacks, including a league-best 16 in 2010. Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cleveland Browns out of the University of Houston in 2009, the Dunbar, Texas native has appeared in 24 NFL contests and has posted career statistics of 22 tackles (20 solo) and four sacks. In 2015, he appeared in two games for the Lions and recorded seven tackles (six solo) and one takedown. In four years at the University of Houston from 2005-08, he finished his career as the school's all-time leader in sacks with 34 and also registered 188 tackles, including 51 tackles for loss, 17 passes defensed, six forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one interception.
Dunbar is an eight-year NFL veteran, who was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by New Orleans in 2008 out of Boston College. In five seasons with the Saints (2008-11, 2015) and three with the St. Louis Rams (2012-14), he played in 100 games with 64 starts and made 435 tackles, 6.5 sacks, two interceptions, 18 passes defensed, five forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and 40 coverage stops. In three games with one start for New Orleans in 2015 after signing with the club at midseason, he made nine solo tackles and one pass defensed.