NFL.com is reporting that the New Orleans Saints have re-signed former Navy star Kyle Eckel.
Eckel was cut by the Saints a few weeks ago after being signed at midseason. He played sparingly in his first stint with the team, appearing in five games and carrying the ball two times for six yards.
The fullback graduated from the Naval Academy in 2004 and is in his fourth year in the NFL. He is the only service academy graduate currently on the roster of an NFL team.
The Saints are 13-1 after losing their first game of the season to the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday.