WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. — Saints offensive line coach is optimistic about how the offensive line will perform next season, but he’s been more impressed with how some guys further down the depth chart have performed.
One of the things that have stood out to him through the first week of training camp is interior lineman Senio Kelemete has performed. A backup guard last year, the team has been trying him out at center and Ingalls is pleased with what he’s seen.
“He was a backup guard and we didn’t know if he could play center and we didn’t have time to find that out,” Ingalls said. “Now he’s playing center and now his value is a lot higher because he can play both positions and is doing very well at center.”
Ingalls also said he’s pleased with the growth Bryce Harris, who served as a backup tackle last year, and interior offensive lineman Mike McGlynn have performed. McGlynn, who was signed this offseason, received some reps at left guard during a walk-through before being sidelined with an undisclosed injury.
As for the other guys deeper on the roster, Ingalls said one of the traits he most values is versatility.
“You have to have versatility,” Ingalls said. “The ideal thing is to get your next best guy on the field.”