METAIRIE, La. — Derek Newton is one step nearer to making a exceptional restoration from tearing each of his patellar tendons in 2016 with the Houston Texans.

The veteran offensive lineman signed with the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday to give them added depth after they positioned veteran backup offensive lineman Michael Ola on injured reserve.

Newton has not performed since struggling the catastrophic injury. The Texans launched him in April after he spent all the 2017 season on the bodily unable to carry out listing.

Big Congratulations to Derek Newton on signing a 2 12 months deal with the Saints. What an unbelievable journey after recovering from a double patellar injury. Groundbreaking comeback. Happy with you Newt! #trulyblessed #faithfamilyfootball

— Objective Line Soccer (@GoalineFootball) December 11, 2018

Newton, 31, began 68 video games for the Texans, primarily as their proper sort out, after being drafted within the seventh spherical out of Arkansas State in 2011.

The 6-foot-6, 315-pounder was injured in Week 7 of the 2016 season throughout a Monday Night time Soccer sport whereas blocking Denver Broncos pass-rusher Von Miller.

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