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Saints sign TE Kevin Brock, G Cole Manhart

The New Orleans Saints signed veteran tight end Kevin Brock and undrafted rookie guard Cole Manhart on Monday.

They replaced linebacker Junior Galette, who was officially released on Monday, and backup center Michael Brewster, who was waived with an undisclosed injury.

Brock, 29, has bounced around the NFL with 10 different teams since originally joining the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted rookie out of Rutgers in 2009 – mostly on practice squads and offseason rosters. But he finally started to see significant playing time over the past two years with the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals.

The 6-foot-5, 264-pounder is primarily a run blocker. He has 11 career receptions for 91 yards in 22 career games played, including the playoffs. He had six of those catches for 28 yards in 15 games played with the Bengals last year. Brock re-signed with the Bengals earlier this year but was released after they drafted two tight ends.

In New Orleans, Brock will battle for a backup spot behind Benjamin Watson and Josh Hill.

Manhart (6-4, 298) originally signed with the Philadelphia Eagles after this year’s draft but was released when they signed a veteran guard in June. Manhart played left tackle at Division II Nebraska-Kearney but projects as a guard in the NFL.