Broughton Signs Free-Agent Contract With New Orleans

April 29, 2012

FORT WORTH, Texas -- TCU defensive end Braylon Broughton has signed a free-agent contract with the New Orleans Saints.

A three-year letterman at TCU, Broughton started five games in 2011. The Dallas native totaled 25 tackles, including 12 solo stops, this season. He tied for fourth on the Horned Frogs with six tackles for loss.

Broughton totaled 9 1/2 tackles for loss, including three sacks, among his 45 career stops at TCU. He had five pass breakups and two fumble recoveries.

Broughton joins former TCU linebacker David Hawthorne on the Saints. Hawthorne led the Seattle Seahawks in tackles the last three seasons before signing as a free agent with New Orleans earlier this month.