The Saints and Jonathan Goodwin have agreed to a one-year contract bringing the veteran center back to New Orleans, the club announced Tuesday.
Goodwin, 35, spent the past three seasons with the 49ers.
Goodwin played for New Orleans from 2006 to 2010, starting the last three of those seasons. His new deal is worth $955,000, a person familiar with negotiations told The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because financial terms were not released.
The Hall of Fame quarterback said that within the past year, he authorized a claim to be filed on his behalf in case he needed future medical coverage. Marino said he didn't realize he would automatically be listed as a plaintiff, and he has decided not to be part of the lawsuit.
Marino, 52, was one of 15 former players who filed a lawsuit in federal court in Philadelphia last week.
The previous collective bargaining agreement expired Thursday night. Training camps opened as scheduled Sunday. The regular season is scheduled to start June 26.
Art Sherman got his first glimpse of California Chrome in action in two weeks, and the trainer liked what he saw.
Sherman arrived in New York and watched his Triple Crown contender gallop at Belmont Park in preparation for Saturday's Belmont Stakes. It was the first time Sherman had observed the chestnut colt since he captured the Preakness.
"I thought he looked better now than he did after the Preakness," Sherman said. "He's an amazing horse."
After the Preakness, Sherman, 77, returned to his stable in Southern California. He sent California Chrome to New York in the care of Alan Sherman, his son and assistant trainer.
California Chrome will try for the first Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978 on Saturday. The draw for post position will be Wednesday morning.
Kirsti Merritt hit a 3-run homer, and Florida defeated Alabama 6-3 in Oklahoma City to win its first NCAA softball championship. The Gators (55-12) swept the championship series 2-0 against the Crimson Tide (53-13).