The New Orleans Saints announced today that they have agreed to terms with six-year veteran defensive end Turk McBride. Saints' Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis made the announcement.
McBride, 6-2, 278, played the past two seasons (2009-2010) with the Detroit Lions. He originally began his NFL career as a second round draft choice (54th overall) of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2007. The native of Camden, N.J. played his collegiate football at the University of Tennessee, where he split time between defensive tackle and defensive end. For his career, McBride has played in 51 games, making 22 starts, and has registered 115 career tackles, seven-and-a-half sacks, and one pass defensed. In 2010 with Detroit, McBride played in 15 games, with eight starts, and had the second-best single-season of his career in the tackle department (33), while registering a career-best five sacks, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
McBride, 26, attended Woodrow Wilson School in Camden, N.J, where, as a senior, he was named an All-American by both Parade and SuperPrep.