Former Northwestern wide receiver Kyle Prater has signed with the New Orleans Saints. Prater tweeted the news Tuesday:
Thank you @Saints, about to pick up where I left off. #SoHumbled #BackLikeINeverLeft #DoWork #CG pic.twitter.com/eYeYl8kec6— Kyle Prater (@K2P21) February 2, 2016
Aaron Wilson reported that Prater's deal is a reserve-future contract:
Saints sign Kyle Prater to reserve-future deal, per a source— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) February 2, 2016
Prater signed with the Saints as an undrafted free agent last spring after his senior year at Northwestern, but was released during the NFL preseason. He played in one preseason game, in which he had one catch for 19 yards.
Prater, a former five-star recruit, had transferred to Northwestern from USC as a sophomore, but struggled with injuries. He finished his career with 648 receiving yards and two touchdowns in three seasons.
We told Prater's story in a documentary prior to the NFL Draft last spring: