NFL Media Insider Ian Raporort reported Monday that the Saints have agreed to a contract with center Jonathan Goodwin, according to a source informed of the player's situation. The signing should happen this week.
Goodwin, 35, spent five seasons with the Saints (2006-2010) before playing the last three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, starting all 48 games. He was drafted in the fifth round in 2002 by the New York Jets.
The Saints were waiting until after June 1 to sign the veteran; signings from that point on will not alter the 2015 compensatory draft picks formula.
Goodwin has 108 career starts under his belt so he is nice option if Lelito doesn't make a smooth transition.