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Fujita signs one day contract with Saints, announces retirement

Scott Fujita (Source: ESPN) Scott Fujita (Source: ESPN)

The New Orleans Saints announced Wednesday that linebacker Scott Fujita has signed a one day contract with the team and will retire as a Saint.

"I've been fortunate to play in this league for a long time and for some great organizations, but there is no doubt that my times spent in New Orleans were some of the best years of my life," Fujita said. "The way the team and the community embraced us when we first arrived, and the way they continue to do so, even today, shows how deep this connection is. I'm honored to be a part of this organization and so proud to retire as a New Orleans Saint."

Fujita signed the contract in Machu Picchu while spending time with former teammate Steve Gleason who is been battling ALS. 

"What better place to reach the end of the road than here at 10,000 feet above sea level, in the Peruvian Andes overlooking Machu Picchu with my dear friend Steve Gleason?"

Fujita signed with the Saints in 2006 and was instrumental in New Orleans' Super Bowl run in 2009. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2002 and played with the Dallas Cowboys, the Saints and most recently with the Cleveland Browns.

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