Former Iowa LB brought in for workout with New Orleans Saints, per report
Former Iowa linebacker Anthony Hitchens has a new opportunity in the NFL.
Hitchens, a free agent, is one of 3 linebackers that has been brought in for a workout by the New Orleans Saints, according to a report by ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. The club is also looking at experienced linebackers Jon Bostic and Kiko Alonso.
The New Orleans Saints are working out several veteran linebackers, including Anthony Hitchens, Jon Bostic and Kiko Alonso, per sources. Those three combine for 250-plus NFL starts. Alonso played for Saints in 2019.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) August 4, 2022
Hitchens was a 4-year letterwinner at Iowa, tallying 270 tackles, including a Big Ten-leading 124 as a junior. The Dallas Cowboys selected Hitchens No. 119 overall in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Hitchens played with the Cowboys through the 2017 season. In March of 2018, he signed a 5-year, $45 million contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. The deal included $25.09 million guaranteed and a $14 million signing bonus.
Kansas City parted with Hitchens after 4 seasons, releasing him on Feb. 22, 2022.
In 8 NFL seasons, Hitchens has recorded 605 tackles.