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Former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker/defensive end/special teams demon Bryan Braman has a new home. After entering unrestricted free agency all the way back in March, Braman has finally signed a contract with the New Orleans Saints.

Braman originally signed with the Eagles back in 2014. When asked about his special teams mentality at his introductory press conference, Braman gave a great answer: “Kill. Maim. Destroy.” It’s safe to say Braman was a pretty crazy dude on the field.

In three years with the Eagles, Braman never missed a single game. He was virtually a designated special teams player but he played well. Braman finished fourth on the team in ST tackles in 2014, fourth in 2015, and fifth in 2016. He also blocked a punt in his first year with Philadelphia. Braman was part of a number of Dave Fipp’s special teams units that ranked near the top of the league.

The Eagles easily could have re-signed Braman but instead decided on not bringing back the 30-year-old veteran. And so he’ll start a new chapter of his career with the Saints, assuming he makes the team.

I’ll miss watching Braman feast on the souls of third-string quarterbacks in the fourth quarter of preseason games.