Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Panthers' picks: Round 5/148 -- A.J. Klein, LB, 6-1, 251, Iowa State...Klein should find immediate roles as a backup linebacker and on special teams. He could also be in the Panthers' future plans as a starter if this ends up being linebacker Jon Beason's final season in Charlotte. - The Sports Xchange
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03/10/17 - LB A.J. Klein agreed to terms on a free agent deal with New Orleans. Klein, 25, fills a pressing need for the Saints, and earned high praise for his performance last season when All-Pro MLB Luke Kuechly was sidelined by concussion symptoms. A fifth-round pick in 2013, Klein can play inside or over the tight end, depending on the personnel the Saints are able to acquire in the offseason.
11/23/16 - LB A.J. Klein practiced in full, but coach Ron Rivera said Klein is still in the concussion protocol. Assuming he passes the final stage, Klein will replace Luke Kuechly at middle linebacker.
11/18/16 - LB A.J. Klein was out with an apparent concussion Thursday.
11/15/16 - LB A.J. Klein is expected to miss Thursday night's game after suffering a concussion against the Chiefs.
11/14/16 - LB A.J. Klein, who's filled in for Shaq Thompson (knee) the past two weeks, sustained a concussion on Sunday. He is now in the protocol.
11/13/16 - LB A.J. Klein was pegged as a starter for the second week in a row for injured LB Shaq Thompson.
09/29/16 - LB A.J. Klein missed practice to be with his family. Klein's father, Len, passed away early Wednesday after a two-year fight with cancer.
09/07/16 - LB A.J. Klein is dealing with a sore back and is questionable to play versus Denver on Thursday (8:30 p.m. ET). The 25-year-old recorded a career-high 55 tackles and one interception last season.
09/05/16 - LB A.J. Klein returned for a limited practice after missing all of last week with a sore back.
01/13/16 - LB A.J. Klein (hamstring), who left the season finale because of a tweaked hamstring, returned to practice. He will play Sunday.