Barrington signed a contract with the Saints on Wednesday, Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
A seventh-round pick by the Packers in the 2013 NFL Draft, Barrington spent his first three seasons in Green Bay, before signing with the Chiefs at the start of the 2016 campaign. However, he only took the field for two games with the Chiefs before being waived, as the team had more pressing needs and Barrington was unable to impress in limited action. That said, the Saints needed some additional help at middle linebacker with James Laurinaitis (quad) heading to IR, so look for Barrington to offer some much needed depth.
Barrington was released by the Chiefs on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Barrington was brought in by the Chiefs just before the regular season began but was released on Tuesday in order to make room for newly-signed Bishop Sankey on the roster. The 26-year-old failed to record a statistic in two games with the Chiefs and will now look to land on a team in need of linebacker depth.
Barrington had originally gone down in Week 1 and hasn't played either of the last two weeks. Now, with a full practice early in the week, it looks like Barrington should be a full-go for Week 4.
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|2014||Green Bay Packers||14||53||40.0||13||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2015||Green Bay Packers||1||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||2||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||New Orleans Saints||5||2||1.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|