May 13, 2013

Saints Add Tryouts, Veterans Following Rookie Minicamp

The Saints have filled their 90-man offseason roster following this past weekend's rookie minicamp.

There are some familiar names in the Saints' additions following the minicamp, signing half a dozen of the players who were there on a tryout basis.

Former Southern Illinois defensive back Korey Lindsey, 5'10, 194, is among the additions, a product of Scotlandville High just outside of Baton Rouge. Lindsey was a seventh round pick of the Bengals in 2011 and was one of many street free agents who worked out at the Saints' private three day minicamp.

Former UL-Monroe WR Brian Leonard, 6'2, 186, went undrafted in April after setting the school record with 209 career receptions. A former walk-on, Leonard joins Warhawks teammate TE Keavon Milton on the Saints' training camp-bound 90-man roster.

Veteran DE Baraka Atkins, 6'4, 265, went through training camp and preseason with the Cowboys under Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan in 2012. A 2007 fourth round pick of the Seahawks out of Miami, he hasn't appeared in an NFL game since 2008, having found himself on a litany of preseason rosters in Seattle, San Francisco, Denver, Pittsburgh and Dallas.

The Saints also signed placekicker Mexican national Jose Maltos, 5'9, 201, to the roster to compete with Garrett Hartley in training camp, though Hartley's job is considered relatively safe and assured by a long-term contract. Maltos apparently won the job as the camp kicker over former LSU K Josh Jasper, who was also present at the minicamp.

The Saints also signed 6'0, 220 pound RB Khiry Robinson, who rushed for 1621 yards in 2012 as a senior at West Texas A&M, and 6'4, 320 pound OG Jeremiah Warren, who was undrafted out of South Florida in 2012.

The Saints also cut two of their original undrafted free agent signings, RB/FB Shawne Alston and CB Ryan Lacy, and waived January street free agent pickup C Ryan Lee.

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