The New Orleans Saints found some gems among the 44 players brought in to try out at this weekend’s rookie minicamp. New Orleans signed offensive tackle Tyrus Thompson, a sixth-round pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 2015 who spent time with the practice squads of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Detroit Lions last season.
New Orleans also signed three rookies: former San Jose State cornerback Jimmy Pruitt, former Ferris State wide receiver Jake Lampman and former Air Force tight end and long snapper Garrett Griffin, according to league sources. Because of the four additions, the Saints have to release four players to stay at the NFL’s 90-man roster limit, and New Orleans released wide receiver Shane Wynn, a source told The Advocate.
New Orleans must cut three more players to get to the limit. In addition to the signings, the Saints also saw enough out of former Grambling tight end and Metairie native Chris Bazile that he earned another look at the team’s mandatory minicamp in June.