Saints signing former LSU Star Tyrann Mathieu

A source confirmed to ESPN that the New Orleans Saints have agreed to a contract with the All-Pro safety, who grew up in New Orleans and starred at LSU.

Mathieu, who turns 30 on May 13, visited with the Saints at their team facility in April after he was not re-signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as a free agent.

He also met virtually with the Philadelphia Eagles.

But New Orleans' need for an impact safety increased when it did not select one during the NFL draft over the weekend.

But New Orleans' need for an impact safety increased when it did not select one during the NFL draft over the weekend.

Also, free agents who sign after Monday afternoon will no longer factor into the NFL's compensatory draft pick formula

which could help boost the market for other big names who remain unsigned.

The Saints lost both of their starting safeties this offseason when Marcus Williams signed with the Baltimore Ravens and Malcolm Jenkins

But they have now replaced both after signing former New York Jets safety Marcus Maye earlier in free agency.