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Montez Billings signs with Saints as free agent
By Mike Herndon
May 12, 2010, 10:49AM
Associated PressMontez Billings must have caught Sean Payton's eye in his try-out with the Saints.The Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints will try to do what Auburn couldn't -- get Montez Billings to reach his considerable potential.
Billings, who caught 55 passes for 645 yards and one touchdown in his college career at Auburn, has signed a free-agent deal with the Saints after trying out with the club last weekend, the club reported Wednesday.
Billings (6-1, 181) was a highly sought-after recruit out of Pelham, but his best season at Auburn was 2007, when he caught 28 passes for 321 yards and one score after breaking into the starting lineup midway through the season.In 2008, he was second on the team in receiving with 24 catches for 277 yards.
The Saints also signed former Kentucky linebacker Sam Maxwell to a free-agent deal Wednesday and waived another pair of undrafted free agents -- linebacker Jason Beaucahmp and receiver Chris Bell.