Originally written on Pro Football Zone  |  Last updated 10/14/14

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24: Courtney Roby #15 of the New Orleans Saints returns a kick against the Minnesota Vikings during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints won 31-28 in overtime. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Amid all the hubbub surrounding the bountygate scandal, it’s easy to forget that the New Orleans Saints have done a heck of a job retaining most of their top talent during the free agency period. Add Courtney Roby to that list as James Varney of the Times-Picayune reports that the Saints reached an agreement with the special teams ace on a one-year contract. An excellent tackler on kickoff and punt returns, Roby has two fumble recoveries to his credit during his time with the Saints.  He has also been prolific as a punt and kick returner in New Orleans, having recorded 2,411 return yards off of 94 returns for a stellar average of 25.6 yards.  He has a return touchdown to his credit as well. Roby’s best year came in 2009 when he piled up 1,154 return yards off 42 returns for a 27.5 yard average.  With the arrival of Darren Sproles last year, however, Roby hasn’t been utilized as a returner.  Roby played for the Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts prior to arriving in New Orleans in 2008.
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