From Wire Reports

The New Orleans Saints and pass rusher Paul Kruger agreed to contract terms, two days after the veteran was surprisingly released by the Browns, according to a person familiar with the deal.

The person spoke to the Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not been announced.

Kruger started 46 games at outside linebacker for the Browns in the past three seasons, during which he had 18 sacks, including a career-high 11 in 2014.

Last season, however, he was credited with 27 tackles, his fewest since 2011, and 2˝ sacks, his fewest since 2010. When he was released earlier this week, Kruger said the Browns made “absolutely the wrong decision.”

His signing with New Orleans was first reported by NFL.com.

The seven-year pro began his career in Baltimore and played for the 2012 Ravens squad that won a Super Bowl. Kruger was credited with nine sacks, an interception and forced fumble during that regular season, and added 4˝ sacks and a forced fumble in the playoffs, including two sacks in the Super Bowl.

Kruger also played in the Superdome during his college career, winning a Sugar Bowl when his 2008 Utah team defeated Alabama.

Before adding Kruger, the Saints had several young players vying to fill a pass-rushing role on the opposite side of the line from Pro Bowl end Cameron Jordan.

Hau’oli Kikaha, a second-round draft choice in 2015, was a leading candidate until he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during an offseason practice.

Kasim Edebali, who was second on the Saints with five sacks last season, was among the front-runners. Obum Gwacham and Davis Tull also were rotating in at that spot.

Bridgewater done

The Vikings placed quarterback Teddy Bridgewater on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday.

Bridgewater suffered a dislocated knee, torn anterior cruciate ligament and other structural damage during what head coach Mike Zimmer described as a non-contact, “freaky” incident.

The quarterback was dropping back to pass in a regular team drill when he hit the turf on Tuesday. The Vikings anticipate “significant” recovery time, though fortunately for Bridgewater he did not suffer any nerve or arterial damage, according to the team.

Draft going to Philly

The NFL will announce Thursday that the 2017 draft will be held in Philadelphia, a person with direct knowledge of the announcements tells the Associated Press.

The person spoke Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the league has not made an official announcement of the move.

After two years in Chicago, the draft has become a traveling show.