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.

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.