The New Orleans Saints have filled the open spot on their practice squad.
New Orleans has signed Connor Hamlett, an undrafted free agent from Oregon State, to fill the spot left open when Tampa Bay claimed Cameron Brate off the practice squad on Tuesday.
Hamlett spent most of training camp with the Jacksonville Jaguars, but he failed to make it through final cuts. Eventually signed to the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad, Hamlett was cut by the Eagles on Monday.
Hamlett initially tried out for the Saints four days before the first game. Now, he joins Chris Manhertz as one of two tight ends on the Saints’ practice squad.
A massive player at 6-foot-7, 265 pounds, Hamlett caught five passes for 45 yards for the Jaguars in the preseason. During his career at Oregon State, Hamlett caught 104 passes for 1,109 yards and 10 touchdowns in four seasons.
Back in January, Hamlett toyed with the idea of not pursuing an NFL career due to persistent knee issues, then got back into the draft process and signed with the Jaguars after the draft.