New Orleans found a potential diamond in the rough at the team’s rookie minicamp this week.
Former Ferris State (Mich.) wide receiver Jake Lampman has landed a contract as an undrafted free agent after trying out for the Saints this weekend, according to an Instagram post.
“Excited to announce that I have officially signed with THE New Orleans Saints!” Lampman wrote. “A lot of unfinished business to handle, but extremely humbled and honored with this opportunity of a lifetime.”
Lampman, who was given a tryout by the Baltimore Ravens the week before, was a standout at the Division II level who turned heads at Michigan’s Pro Day.
A 5-foot-11, 200-pound receiver who made 52 catches for 731 yards and eight touchdowns last season, Lampman ran the 40 in 4.47 seconds, posted a 39-inch vertical and an impressive 27 repetitions on the bench press.
Now he’s made the most of five practices in New Orleans.
“Thanks to all those prayers and all the support along the way and all those who believed in my ability to play in the NFL!” Lampman wrote. “All the glory to God! With him all things are possible people!”
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