Saints announce roster moves

New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced Tuesday, June 11 that the club has signed wide receiver Chad Hansen and cornerback Kayvon Webster, placed linebacker Chase Hansen on Reserve/NFI and waived cornerback David Simmons Jr..

Hansen, 6-2, 202, was originally a fourth-round draft pick (141st overall) by the New York Jets out of California in 2017. In 2017, the Fillmore, Calif. native played in 15 games with one starts and posted nine receptions for 94 yards. In 2018, after spending the first week of the regular season on the New England Patriots 53-man roster, he spent the final two weeks of the season on the practice squads of the Tennessee Titans and Denver Broncos. In two seasons at California, Hansen carried totaled 111 receptions for 1,498 yards and 12 touchdowns in 20 games (nine starts). He transferred from Idaho State, where he started all 11 games in which he appeared in and had 45 receptions for 501 yards and three touchdowns. As a junior in 2016, Hansen appeared in 10 games (nine starts on the way to earning first-team All-Pac-12 honors, leading the Pac-12 in receptions (92) and receiving yards (1,249), while finishing fourth in the conference in touchdowns catches (11). His 9.2 receptions per game ranked third in the country while his 124.9 receiving yards per game ranked fourth.

Webster, 5-11, 193, was originally picked up by the Denver Broncos in the third-round (90th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft out of South Florida. Over his six-year NFL career, which has included stops with Denver, the Los Angeles Rams and Houston Texans, he’s appeared in 65 games with 13 starts. The Opa-Locka, Fla. native has totaled 101 tackles (91 solo), two tackles for loss, two interceptions, 21 passes defensed and 20 special teams stops. In seven postseason contests, he has posted two solo tackles, one pass defensed and two special teams stops. Attending South Florida from 2009-12, he played in 49 games with 32 starts for the Bulls and recorded 190 tackles (136 solo), 15 pass breakups, 8.5 tackles for loss, four forced fumbles, three interceptions, two sacks and two fumble recoveries.

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