Marcus Ball "excited" to join New Orleans Saints

Marcus Ball says that Rob Ryan and Sean Payton were a big reason for his decision to join the New Orleans Saints.

New Orleans Saints safety Marcus Ball has revealed that he is "excited" to have joined the franchise, having been confirmed as a new signing on Wednesday.

Ball said that he cannot wait to work with head coach Sean Payton and defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, who were a big part in his decision to join.

"[I'm] excited," he told the Saints' official website. "It's a great opportunity. I'm very very blessed and thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the Who Dat Nation. Very much looking forward to it.

"To be a part of such a great franchise and coach Ryan and coach Payton and the guys have really showed me a lot of love and respect. They supported me and we kind of connected on a couple of ideas and it was pretty much a perfect fit."

Ball previously played for Arizona State Sun Devils.

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