The catcher will play in New Orleans, where he was a college star.
Jarvis Landry, a Louisiana native and former LSU standout, will sign with the Saints, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported Friday.
Pelissero reported on NFL Total Access that it is a one-year deal worth up to $6 million.
The union occurs just under two weeks after All-Pro safety Tryann Mathieu similarly return to its roots.
The two veterans’ paths crossed during one season (2011) in college, and now they will team up once again in an attempt to return the Saints to the playoffs.
Landry, a five-time Pro Bowl player, has decided to make New Orleans his third NFL home after spending four years with the Miami Dolphins and Cleveland Browns each. Cleveland released Landry after a season with 52 receptions for 570 yards and two receiving touchdowns, all career lows for him.
Although there were rumors that Landry was receiving interest from the Ravens to remain in the AFC North, and some analysts posited that he might return to Cleveland after languishing on the open market for more than a month, Landry set his sights on Jameis Winston. He took Santos as the most attractive option for him.