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Seahawks sign LB Khairi Fortt, waives LB Christian French

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks have signed linebacker Khairi Fortt after waiving linebacker Christian French due to an injury. Seattle made the roster moves on Monday. French, an undrafted free agent out of Oregon signed with Seattle following the NFL draft. He appeared to suffer an injury on the final day of rookie minicamp. Fortt was a fourth-round pick of the Saints...
Via Associated Press
May 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Jaguars place Will Blackmon on injured reserve

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed cornerback Will Blackmon on injured reserve and signed rookie linebacker Khairi Fortt off Cincinnati's practice squad. Blackmon had surgery last week on a broken left index finger. The 6-foot-2, 240-pound Fortt was a fourth-round draft pick by New Orleans in 2014 and opened the season on the injured reserve/designated...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Khairi Fortt Post Mortem

Mystery no more, we finally know the reason for Khairi Fortt’s dismissal from the Saints. Ramon Vargas was able to uncover some pretty specific information on the details surrounding his release:   Having missed 2 meetings and then being waived, I am told ex-#saints LB Khairi Fortt will be evaluated for sleep problems he thinks he has. — Ramon Antonio Vargas (@RVargasAdvocate...
Via The Saints Nation
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals Claim LB Khairi Fortt Off Waivers From Saints

The Cincinnati Bengals announced Tuesday that they have claimed rookie LB Khairi Fortt off of waivers from the New Orleans Saints. The Bengals placed LB Sean Porter on season-ending injured reserve to make room for Fortt. The Saints surprising waived Fortt — their 2014 fourth-round pick — on Monday, despite the fact that they used their short-term injured reserve designation...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints give up short-term IR by cutting Fortt

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Saints have relinquished their short-term injured reserve designation for this season by cutting rookie linebacker Khairi Fortt on Monday, one week before he would have been eligible to return to practice. The short-term injured reserve rule was created by the NFL in 2012 to allow clubs to remove one player each per season from their active roster...
Via Associated Press
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans at Atlanta: 5 Things to Know

He’s Baaaack!The New Orleans Saints have announced they have brought back Robert Meachem and have placed Khairi Fortt on short-term injured reserve. This is the third stint with the team for Meachem, who was a first round pick of the Saints initially in 2007. The 29 year old was released by the tem over the weekend and brought back on Wednesday.Meachem on Wednesday, four days after...
Via Football Nation
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Re-Sign WR Robert Meachem, Place Khairi Fortt On Short-Term IR

  Saints HC Sean Payton announced Wednesday that they have re-signed veteran WR Robert Meachem to a contract. New Orleans placed OLB Khairi Fortt on injured reserve with the designation to return in order to create a roster spot for Meachem. The Saints released Meachem this past weekend as the trimmed their roster down to 53 players. Meachem, 29, left New Orleans for San...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Tom Benson’s legacy, Khairi Fortt’s impact, Drew Brees retiring?

This week we continued a few of our summer-long series, and discussed Saints’ owner Tom Benson’s legacy: New Orleans Saints - Despite ups and downs, Saints owner Tom Benson will forever be a Saint: (READ) - John Sigler takes a look at Khairi Fortt, a guy who could be starting for the Saints sooner rather than later. (READ) - Next up on Neer Shah‘s position-breakdown list...
Via cover32 - Saints
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Sign Fourth-Round Pick LB Khairi Fortt

  The New Orleans Saints announced the signing of fourth-round pick LB Khairi Fortt on Monday. The Saints are only the second team to have their entire draft class under contract a little over a week since the draft concluded. Fortt, 22, played two years for Penn State before transferring to California last year. In 2013, he started all nine games for California totaled 64 tackles...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Intel on Khairi Fortt

One of the more intriguing draft picks by the Saints in this year’s offering was linebacker Khairi Fortt of California. The fit makes sense, but will he be able to make an impact in year one or beyond? I caught up with Jim McGill of Bear Insider to get the scoop on one of the Saints’ newest players. He had the following to say: Fortt is a very physically-talented linebacker who...
Via The Saints Nation
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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