Jan 25, 2013, Ko Olina, HI, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (left) visits with his son Bowen Brees at NFC media day for the 2013 Pro Bowl at the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Who Dat Dish: New Orleans Saints News, Rumors And Links For 5/7

In case you have not heard, New Orleans Saints rookie minicamp kicks off this weekend to start what is a long, winding road through the preseason before the regular season kicks off.

With things starting to heat up around the NFL and the Saints, it is only obvious the news floating around the team would as well.

Let’s take a look.

 

According to Forbes, Drew Brees is One of the Most Influential Names in Sports

Per the slideshow:

Influential: 21%
Awareness: 31%
N-Score: 180Riding a long time rep as a good QB and a good guy. Brees will always be remembered as the one who led post-Katrina New Orleans to its first Super Bowl title.

 

Canal Street Chronicles Reports the Saints Have Signed Kicker Jose Carlos Maltos

Per Dave Cariello:

There hasn’t been any official confirmation of the signing yet by the Saints or by any local media outlet. He is not listed on the roster at the Saints official website. The announcement could be pending Maltos securing a proper work visa in the United States.

Maltos is the former placekicker and punter for the Autonomous University of Nuevo León, He will get a chance to compete with both Garrett Hartley and Thomas Morstead for a roster spot but I’m sure he’s being brought in more for his placekicking.

 

NOLA.com’s Larry Holder Confirms Maltos Has Been Invited to Rookie Minicamp for a Tryout:

 

 

Sean Payton Received An Honorary Doctor of Public Service Degree at Eastern Illinois University

Per the Saints official Twitter account:

 

 

Remember, Rookie Minicamp Starts This Weekend

Per WWL-TV’s Twitter:

 

 

 

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