Jim Leonhard, an eight-year veteran, played for Denver last season. The 5-foot-8, 188-pound former Wisconsin standout has also played for the Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets.
The 2013 Evangeline Downs thoroughbred racing season opens next week and continues through Sept. 7.
New Orleans' preseason schedule, which was released Thursday, begins with a pair of home game against Kansas City and Oakland, followed by road games against the Texans and Miami.
Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says New Orleans and unrestricted free agents, defensive end Kenyon Coleman and quarterback Luke McCown, have agreed to terms on one-year contracts.
But raising $115 million for upgrading UL athletic facilities will be a major undertaking.
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