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Saints move Rufus Johnson from LB to DL

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By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: June 13th, 2014 at 5:12 pm EST

The New Orleans Saints have moved Rufus Jackson to the defensive line.

Johnson previously played defensive line after being an outside linebacker as a rookie. He is better suited as a defensive lineman with his g-foot-5 and 272 pounds.

New Orleans Saints helmet

New Orleans Saints helmet

He will have to compete for a roster spot this season as potentially a nickel or dime pass rusher. He is learning the three-technique from Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.

The 23-year-old did not play in any games last season. He signed a four-year deal with the Saints on May 9th, 2013.

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