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Dover High School graduate John Kuhn has re-signed with New Orleans Saints

STAFF REPORT
  • According to NOLA.com, John Kuhn has re-signed with the New Orleans Saints.
  • The Dover grad was released by the Saints on Sunday.
  • Kuhn is the only fullback on the Saints roster.

It may have taken a little longer than originally expected, but John Kuhn is back with the New Orleans Saints.

NOLA.com first reported that the Dover High School graduate re-signed with the Saints on Wednesday, Sept. 6.

New Orleans Saints fullback John Kuhn has been placed on injured reserve, ending his 2017 NFL season. Kuhn is a Dover High School graduate.

The re-signing comes just three days after the team unexpectedly released Kuhn to help make room on the roster for two players the Saints claimed off waivers, quarterback Taysom Hill and wide receiver Austin Carr.

When Kuhn was released, the move was thought to be just temporary, but his return to the team took a little longer than many expected.

Kuhn was the only fullback to make the Saints' initial 53-man roster on Saturday, Sept. 2.

To make room for Kuhn on the roster, New Orleans waived offensive tackle Bryce Harris.

Being released was nothing new for Kuhn, who was released earlier in his career by both the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers.

Still, the former Shippensburg University standout has carved out a long and productive career in the NFL.

John Kuhn

Last year was his first with New Orleans after nine years with the Packers. Last season, Kuhn rushed the ball 18 times for 37 yards and four touchdowns. He also had 16 catches for 70 yards and one TD. He played in all 16 games for New Orleans.

This season, the soon-to-be, 35-year-old Kuhn is again expected to play a key role in New Orleans' offense as a blocking back, short-yardage runner and passing option out of the backfield. He is expected to clear the way for featured running backs Mark Ingram and the newly-acquired Adrian Peterson.