The New Orleans Saints announced on Tuesday that running back Pierre Thomas, who has skipped OTAs, and strong safety Roman Harper, who has participated in organized team activities despite not having inked a deal for the 2010 season, have signed one years contracts. Both were restricted free-agents.
Thomas and his agent Lamont Smith were engaged in a protracted and public tussle with the team, seeking a lucrative multi-year deal. Thomas emerged as the Black and Gold’s primary running back in the team’s successful Super Bowl season.
Harper also had an impressive 2009 and was selected for the Pro Bowl for the first time in his four-year professional career.
In the same news release, the Saints announced that they have waived cornerback Greg Fassitt and wide receiver Roy Hall.