METAIRIE, La., March 3 (UPI) -- One day after strengthening their offensive line, the New Orleans Saints on Monday bolstered their defense by signing cornerback Ashley Ambrose and linebacker Orlando Ruff.
Ambrose, who signed a four-year contract, spent the last three seasons with the Atlanta Falcons after leading New Orleans with six interceptions in 1999. He started all 48 games over the last three years and had 160 tackles and 12 interceptions in that span.
The 32-year-old Ambrose has 415 tackles and 36 interceptions in 415 games with Indianapolis, Cincinnati, New Orleans and Atlanta. He made the Pro Bowl in 1996, when he had a career-high eight interceptions with the Bengals.
Ruff signed a three-year deal after spending his first four seasons with San Diego. Last season, he served as a backup for Donnie Edwards after recording a career-high 74 tackles in 2001.
Sunday, New Orleans signed tackle Wayne Gandy to a six-year contract.