Saints sign P.J. Williams, Jarrell Johnson

According to NFL Network reporters, the Saints will re-sign veteran defensive back P.J. Williams for one year and former Texans defensive lineman Jaleel Johnson to a one-year deal.

Williams was the Saints’ third-round pick in 2015. After the rookie contract expired, he has been staying with the team for a short one-year contract. Williams’ performance last season was arguably the best of his career: 2 sacks, 3 interceptions, including a return for a touchdown. Not counting the rookie season he missed due to injury, in his six-year career, Williams completed a total of 8 interceptions and 2 interceptions and returned for touchdowns.

The Saints’ second-tier lineup has changed a lot this season, with Marcus Williams leaving to join the Ravens and Malcolm Jenkins retiring. They were replaced by Marcus Maye and Daniel Sorensen.

Johnson, a fourth-round pick for the Vikings in 2017, played in 12 games for the Texans last season, hitting a quarterback once but not getting a sack. He’ll likely be part of the rotation with the Saints.