Report: J.T. Barrett signs free-agent deal with Saints

Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett drops back to pass against Illinois during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Undrafted free agent and former Buckeye J.T. Barrett has signed a contract with the New Orleans Saints.

NFL Network first reported the signing, adding it is a three-year deal.

Barrett joins Drew Brees, Tom Savage and Taysom Hill on the Saints' quarterback depth chart.

In his career at Ohio State, Barrett threw for 9,434 yards and 104 touchdowns along with 3,263 rushing yards with 43 touchdowns.

Barrett left Columbus 38 wins as a starter and a total of 38 school and conference records. He was a three-time quarterback of the year in the Big Ten.

He will join former Buckeyes wide receiver Michael Thomas, wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr., cornerback Marshon Lattimore, safety Vonn Bell and safety Kurt Coleman in New Orleans.

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