Former Southern Miss lineman earns another chance with New Orleans Saints


After being released by the Miami Dolphins, former Southern Miss offensive lineman Jason Weaver signed with the New Orleans Saints Tuesday.

Initially, Weaver signed as an undrafted free agent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the spring of 2013. However, the Buccaneers cut him before training camp started and he was picked up by the Cincinnati Bengals.

The New Orleans, La., native went through training camp with the Bengals, but he was cut by them following training camp. From there, Weaver signed with practice squad of the Miami Dolphins. Nevertheless, the team released him on May 2.

Following a series of cuts and releases, the Southern Miss standout now gets the opportunity to play in the “Big Easy”.

After playing with Arizona Western Community College, Weaver came to Southern Miss in 2010. In only three games that season, Weaver recorded 13 knockdowns and pancake blocks before being sidelined by a season-ending knee injury. During the 2011-12 campaign, he accounted for 44 knockdowns, 10 pancakes and earned C-USA second team honors.

In addition, over a three year period, Weaver started 27 of 29 games at right tackle for the Golden Eagles.




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