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New Saints LB Davis happy to join "winning culture" in NOLA

Mark Menard
March 20, 2018 - 12:09 pm

"The deal signed itself."

That's how linebacker Demario Davis described his decision to leave the New York Jets and make his way south to sign with the New Orleans Saints.

Davis joined Bobby Hebert and Kristian Garic on WWL Radio Monday afternoon and talked about the chance to contend for a championship for the first time in his NFL career after enduring a stint with the Jets that included just one winning season out of five campaigns, and a year in Cleveland that saw the Browns go 1-15.

"That's all you hear about is the culture," Davis said of the Saints. "You can see it from a distance. It's hard to deny a team that has a championship culture. You look at it over the past decade. It's just success on top of success. I definitely wanted to be a part of that. From a distance, you see what that offense brings to the table and how explosive they can be."

A Mississippi native, Davis is also well-versed in the support that can come from a Superdome crowd, saying he got to see it up close and personal in 2017.

"Looking at the energy of the entire team and the fanbase," Davis said. "the energy was electric when I was playing with the Jets and we came here this past season."

The versatile linebacker is eager to whatever is necessary to make the 2018 Fleur De Lis D successful.

"I'm happy to be able to come in and play whatever role the coaches have for me," Davis said.

Davis is set to make $24 million over three years with $16 million guaranteed. You can hear the full audio of his appearance on Sports Talk by clicking the podcast link.

Saints LB Demario Davis happy to join a winning culture

Bobby & Kristian talk with new Saints linebacker and Mississippi native Demario Davis about his return to the gulf coast, his time with the Jets, and what he hopes to accomplish in New Orleans.

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