Saints acquire Seahawks LB Ruud for draft pick
New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club
has traded an undisclosed draft choice to Seattle for veteran
linebacker Barrett Ruud.
The acquisition of Ruud, who is heading into his eighth NFL
season, comes on the heels of injuries to three of the Saints’ top
Saints starting middle linebacker Curtis Lofton has a high ankle
sprain and starting weak side linebacker David Hawthorne underwent
arthroscopic surgery on Monday to repair his meniscus, which he
apparently tore during Friday night’s preseason game against
Jacksonville. Also injured against Jacksonville was top reserve
linebacker Chris Chamberlain, who is out for the season with a torn
left knee ligament.
Ruud played six seasons in Tampa Bay and one in Tennessee before
signing with Seattle last April.