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Saints signing backup quarterback Tom Savage

Tom Savage is bringing his act to New Orleans.

The free-agent quarterback is signing with the Saints, per a tweet from his agent.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports Savage's deal is for one-year and worth $1.5 million. He receives a $100,000 signing bonus (no other guarantees are included).

Savage spent his first four years with the Texans, starting nine games and quickly losing the job to rookie Deshaun Watson in 2017. He's a slow-moving quarterback with solid arm strength and a concussion history.

The 27-year-old Savage has used the offseason to shed 17-plus pounds after measuring in at 230 pounds last season and looking heavier on the field. The former fourth-rounder will play behind Drew Brees and compete with reserve arm Taysom Hill, a player the team is high on.

At this stage in his career, Savage projects as a career backup almost certain to make additional stops along the way.

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