NEW ORLEANS -- Lineman Steve Korte, the first player selected by the New Orleans Saints in the 1983 NFL draft, was signed to a contract by the club on Monday.
Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Korte, a 6-foot-2, 270-pound guard, was selected by the Saints in the second round of this year's draft after an All-America career at the University of Arkansas. He was the 38th player selected overall.
The 23-year-old lineman is a native of Littleton, Colo.
The Saints also announced left-footed kicker Cliff Brown had signed with the team as a free-agent rookie. Brown, 6-2, 185, is a native of Durban, South Africa.
He attended Natal Technical College and started as a wing on one of the country's championship rugby squads.
It was also announced Monday that veteran guard Kelvin Clark had signed with the Saints. Clark, 6-3, 265, became a free agent and was asked to re-sign after his contract expired at the close of the 1982 season.