Feb 23, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions linebacker Michael Mauti speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Who Dat Dish: New Orleans Saints News, Rumors and Links for 4/11

The NFL draft speculation continues to swirl around the New Orleans Saints at a frightening pace, but we’ve got Saints fans covered on the latest each day here at WDD.

Today we are looking back at the signings the team has made this far, revealing some prospects visiting with the team, looking ahead to new salary cap figures and of course, mocking the draft.

Let’s take a look.


NBC’s Fletcher Mackel Reports PSU Linebacker Michael Mauti is Visiting the Team:



NOLA.com Says the Consensus Pick for the Saints is Barkevious Mingo:

Per Mike Triplett:

LSU pass rusher Barkevious Mingo is by far the most popular choice among mock drafters to land with the New Orleans Saints with the 15th pick of the NFL Draft. Out of the 20 national-media mock drafts I sampled, eight of them predict that the Saints will draft Mingo.


NOLA.com Lists the Biggest Salary Cap Numbers for the Saints in 2014:

Per Larry Holder:


Here’s a look at the Saints’ top 10 salary cap figures for the 2014 season:

Drew Brees — $18.4 million

Will Smith — $13.9 million

Jahri Evans — $11.01 million

Ben Grubbs — $9.1 million

Marques Colston — $8.3 million

Roman Harper — $7.9 million

Jabari Greer — $6.825 million

Brodrick Bunkley — $6.1 million

Curtis Lofton — $5.2 million

Lance Moore — $5.07 million


Saints Are Holding a Class for High School Students:

Per Saints official website:

 The New Orleans Saints will host a high school coaches clinic at the team’s facility on May 31, 2013.

The clinic will showcase a full day of classroom instruction with Saints Special Teams Coordinator Greg McMahon.

Registration, which includes lunch and a New Orleans Saints mug, is $20.


Bleacher Report’s Will Osgood Breaks Down the Victor Butler Signing:

Per Osgood:

Though Butler is not yet himself an A+ player, Mickey Loomis’ ability to bring him in for two years at $3 million is potentially the bargain of free agency and makes this an A+ signing.

The value Butler figures to bring to the Saints’ defense in 2013 and beyond makes the limited financial commitment actually seem unfair to Butler. But as he said, he just wants a chance to compete. It seems beyond likely that he will do that.

It is more likely that Butler will compete, win a starting job and lead the Saints in sacks in 2013.


ICYMI: WDD’s Chris Roling Breaks Down Each Preseason Matchup for the Saints


That’s all the news and links surrounding the Saints today, but pop back in tomorrow for the most updated news on the web. In the meantime, shoot us your thoughts on Twitter @whodatdish and Like us on Facebook.


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