45 rookies and free agents work out, some under contract, some not
Armed with either a workout injury policy or a short term contract, around 45 players will be on hand for the team's rookie minicamp this weekend.
RB Antonio Pittman will be among the rookie draft picks unable to participate because of the NFL's rule about the player's school session. Ohio State is still in session, and in a weak attempt to encourage players to remain in school, the NFL prohibits rookies from participating in minicamps while their schools are in still in session.
A number of rookies and free agent veterans will practice with the drafted and undrafted rookies, including free agent CB Will Poole, S Oliver Celestin, DE Anton Palepoi, DL Lance Legree, DE Jon Hamm, and OL Mike Pearson. Also, Siena College basketball player Michael Haddix, a center for the Seina Saints at 6'6, 255 pounds, will try out for the Saints.
The Saints will have a mandatory minicamp for all players in three weeks in the first weekend of June.