Curtis Lofton Will Be Swapping Colors From This Picture Next Season
ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting tonight that former Atlanta Falcons linebacker Curtis Lofton has reached a 5-year deal with the New Orleans Bounty Hunters...err...Saints. Terms of the deal yet to be disclosed. Lofton became a free agent this season, and it had been reported that he was in talks with both the Saints and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Saints said they have reached agreement on a 5-year deal with former Falcons LB Curtis Lofton.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 25, 2012
Lofton lead the Falcons in tackles last season, and has been regarded as one of the top available linebackers in the league. Hope for the Falcons re-signing Lofton began to wane when Atlanta signed veteran free agent linebacker Lofa Tatupu, and then recently agreed to terms with defensive end John Abraham.
Lofton goes to a Saints team in a lot of turmoil and upheaval given last weeks severe penalties handed down by the NFL in regards to the bounty scandal.
In four seasons in Atlanta, Lofton totalled 351 tackles, 4 sacks, 7 forced fumbles and 3 interceptions