Saints agree to four-year, $24 million deal with OL Nick Easton
With the reported decision by Max Unger to retire, the Saints were in need of a veteran to play center.
Nick Easton has answered the call.
The former Vikings lineman has agreed to a four-year, $24 million deal with New Orleans, accoridng to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Saints plan to play former Vikings’ guard Nick Easton at center, per source, filling the hole that Max Unger’s retirement created. Easton has started at center in the past. https://t.co/uz7UxDVU53
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 18, 2019
Easton, 23, missed all of last season with a neck injury and had surgery to address the issue. He started the first 12 games of 2017 before he was sidelined with a fractured ankle. Easton brings experience at center and guard to New Orleans.
The Harvard alum made 17 starts for Minnesota after he was acquired in a trade from San Francisco for former Saints linebacker Gerald Hodges.