Cornerback Kamaal Mcllwain while at Newberry College (Photo courtesy newberrywolves.com)

A look at New Orleans Saints cornerback Kamaal Mcllwain


With the New Orleans Saints trying to find a replacement for departed cornerback Tracy Porter, they’ve got only a few choices on the current roster.  Others trying to find a roster spot at cornerback  is Josh Victorian, another is Kamaal Mcllwain.

Mcllwain is product from Newberry College who gained many honors as a defensive back in the South Atlantic Conference.  In his college career he recorded 93 tackles, six interceptions, and 24 passes defended.

He went undrafted in 2011 but was signed by the Atlanta Falcons roster on 7/27/11.  Mcllwain lasted all the way up until final roster cuts in September but was released.

Mcllwain was signed to the Falcons practice squad on 11/8/11 mainly due to the fact of injuries at the secondary position, but never saw any playing time in the NFL this past season.

The Saints signed him to a reserve future contract on 1/18/12 not long after their loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the playoffs.

Mcllwain is at an average height and build for a cornerback, 5’10 and 175 lbs, and with little experience he’ll likely either be a camp body or on special teams.

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