The New Orleans Saints have re-signed restricted free agent safety Chris Reis, Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced Wednesday.
Reis, a 6-1, 215-pound defensive back, first signed with the Saints as a free agent in January 2007 and has played in 44 games over the past three seasons, making his greatest contributions on special teams where he has notched 46 tackles – second-most on the team over that span – with a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He has played in limited duty on defense, making 19 tackles with a sack, a pass defense and an interception.
The 26-year-old Georgia Tech graduate played in 15 games during the 2009 season, making 11 tackles and his first career interception, along with making his first career start in the regular season-finale. Reis also saw action in two of the team's three postseason contests, making three special teams stops, and had a big hand in the Super Bowl XLIV victory when he recovered the onside kick on the opening play of the second half.