The Honey Badger has returned.

Tyrann Mathieu, now heading into his 10th season in the NFL, is returning to the New Orleans Saints after missing several days of training camp to deal with a personal mater.

Jeff Duncan of was the first to report the news.

Mathieu signed a 3-year, $28.3 million contract with the Saints in the offseason after 3 seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. The former LSU All-American won Super Bowl LIII with the Chiefs and made the Pro Bowl in 2019 and 2020. Mathieu was a third-round pick by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2013 NFL Draft.

During his time at LSU, Mathieu won the Bednarik Award and was named SEC Defensive Player of the Year in 2011. He finished fifth in Heisman Trophy voting. Mathieu was dismissed from LSU the following summer by then-head coach Les Miles for a violation of team rules.

How will he fare in Year 1 with the Saints? Plenty of LSU fans will be rooting for him to succeed.

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