Yes, the New Orleans Saints are very much alive and well in the NFL Playoffs, yet they continue to make plans for the 2018 season.

The team signed former LSU safety Rickey Jefferson to a reserve/future contract on Monday.

Teams can sign players to reserve/future deals prior to the league's new calendar year, which begins in March.

As for New Orleans, they're allowed to sign free agents to reserve/future contracts as long as the player was not on the active roster when the season ended.

The 23-year old Jefferson was signed by the Oakland Raiders an undrafted free agent following the 2017 NFL Draft.

The 5-foot-11, 208-pound Jefferson, was a full-time starter for LSU as a junior in 2015, prior to breaking his ankle five games into the 2016 season.

Jefferson, who played his high school football at Destrehan, secured four interceptions during his time in college with the Tigers.

The younger brother of former LSU starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson, Jefferson is also the older brother of current LSU receiver Justin Jefferson.

Jefferson joins guard Andrew Tiller, defensive back Bradley Sylve, wide receiver Paul Turner, and linebacker Sae Tautu.

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