New Orleans Saints sign former CFL kicker Brett Maher

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The New Orleans Saints have signed former CFL kicker Brett Maher, according the ESPN’s Mike Triplett.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers had Maher at training camp in 2014, though he was released and joined the Ottawa Redblacks. He connected on 107-of-137 field goal attempts with Ottawa (2014-15, 2017) and Hamilton (2016) while punting 368 times with an average of 45.8 yards.

He won the kicking job with the Dallas Cowboys in 2018 and spent two seasons with the team, making 49-of-66 field goal attempts with a long of 63 yards. He had brief stints with the New York Jets, Washington Football Team, Houston Texans, and Arizona Cardinals in 2020, though he did not appear in a regular season game.

Veteran Saints’ kicker Wil Lutz will miss six-to-eight weeks after undergoing surgery, so Maher is positioned well to potentially replace him. The 31-year-old has a lot of strength left in his leg and could win the job in New Orleans while Lutz is on the mend.