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New Orleans Saints show interest in Portland State defensive tackle

Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

In keeping with the New Orleans Saints tradition of finding the unknown value of a player, it’s been reported that they are showing interest in defensive tackle Myles Wade of Portland State.

Wade is actually a graduate student at Portland State who transferred from Texas Tech where he also played football.  While at Texas Tech in 2010, Wade played in six games where he registered six tackles and one sack.

As a member of the Vikings squad this season, he registered 30 tackles, four tackles for a loss, two sacks, and two blocked kicks according to Portland State’s website.

Wade didn’t get invited to the upcoming NFL Combine, but the Saints are obviously looking for any player that has slipped under the radar and can help on the currently under construction defense.

Wade is also drawing some interest from the Tennessee Titans, Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots, and Pittsburgh Steelers.  Most likely if he is picked up by a team, it will be as an undrafted free agent.

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  • DirkKnudsen

    Myles is an amazing Kid! A total beast… He is going to the combine!

    Well-traveled and hardened by significant personal adversity, Portland State defensive tackle Myles Wade advanced to the NFL super regional combine at the Detroit Lions’ Ford Field next month. Wade turned in a strong workout at an NFL regional combine in Houston. The 6-foot-1, 310-pounder ran the 40-yard dash in 5.14 seconds, registering a 4.64 in the short shuttle and a 31 1/2 inch vertical leap.