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Saints sign TE Beckum

The New Orleans Saints signed tight end Travis Beckum, the team announced Wednesday.

The 6-foot-3, 234-pound Beckum was originally a third-round draft pick of the New York Giants in 2009 out of Wisconsin. In four NFL seasons from 2009-12, Beckum appeared in 48 career games with the Giants with four starts and recorded 26 receptions for 264 yards with three touchdowns.

In 2011, when the Giants captured Super Bowl XLVI, Beckum appeared in 13 regular-season games and posted five receptions for 93 yards with one touchdown. During New York's postseason Super Bowl run, he recorded seven catches for 45 yards.

Most recently, Beckum spent part of the 2014 offseason with the Seattle Seahawks.

The Saints also officially placed tight end Richard Quinn on the reserve/retired list.

Quinn, 27, was a second-round draft pick of the Denver Broncos in 2009. He appeared in 29 games in his first two seasons but caught just one pass for nine yards. He was then waived with a knee injury in the summer of 2011 before bouncing around with the Washington Redskins (twice), Cincinnati Bengals and Arizona Cardinals.