January 22, 2012

Saints add street free agents to offseason roster including Canfield

The Saints have added to their offseason roster by signing several street free agents.

The list includes QB Sean Canfield, OL Nick Howell, DT Mitch King, CB Kamaal McIlwain, DB Cord Parks, WR Andy Tanner, RB Chris Taylor, OL Phil Trautwein, OL Fenuki Tupou, DB Josh Victorian to futures contracts.

Canfield, King, Tanner, and Taylor are familiar names for the Saints, having been with the team in the past.  Canfield was a seventh round pick of the Saints in 2010, while King, Tanner and Taylor have been training camp, preseason practice squad contributors.

OL Nick Howell, 25, 6'5, 295, played all over the offensive line for USC and entered the league two years ago as an undrafted free agent with the Titans.  He hasn't appeared in an NFL game yet.

CB Kamaal McIlwain, 23, 5'10, 175, is one season out of Newberry College and spent training camp as an undrafted rookie with the Falcons.  He ran a 4.36 40 at his pro day last April.  He finished the season on the Saints' practice squad.

DB Cordelius Parks, 25, 5'11, 182, appeared in two games for the Rams in 2009, and has bounced around the league including stops in Minnesota and Seattle.  He hasn't appeared in a game since.

OL Phil Trautwein, 25, 6'6, 310, is three seasons out the University of Florida, where he missed most of the 2007 season with a foot injury.  He spent most of the past season on the Saints' practice squad, and entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Rams in 2009.  He appeared in four games as a rookie and none since.

OL Fenuki Tupou, 26, 6'5, 323, is three seasons out of Oregon, and has never appeared in an NFL game.  A fifth round pick of the Eagles in 2009, he missed his rookie season due to injury.  Has been on the Saints' practice squad since October.

DB Josh Victorian, 23, 5'10, 190, spent his rookie season out of Louisiana Tech with the Patriots' practice squad.  A native son who Destrehan High, Victorian was an undrafted free agent signing of the Ravens last April.

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