New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced Tuesday that the club has agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent center Heath Evans/Nick Leckey.aspx">Nick Leckey on a one-year contract.
Leckey is a five-year NFL veteran who has played for the Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams since being selected by the Cardinals in the sixth round of the 2004 draft. The 6-3, 291-pound product of Kansas State has played in 57 career games, starting 32 of them in his first five NFL seasons. He has the ability to play both center and guard and has also excelled on special teams during his career.
The 27-year-old lineman started the first 10 games of the 2008 season at center for St. Louis before landing on injured reserve with a broken bone in his foot. Leckey signed with the Rams midway through the '07 season and showed versatility by starting a pair of games at right guard. He started 28 of 44 games he played for Arizona from 2004-06, assuming their starting center position in his second season before being released after suffering a knee injury during the 2007 preseason.