Believe it or not, despite not having much cap space to work with, the New Orleans Saints are still making signings this offseason after the conclusion of rookie minicamp.
Today we’ll talk about that signing, detail an important position change on defense and more.
Let’s take a look.
Per Pat Yasinskas:
The Saints have signed defensive tackle Isaako Aaitui. He’s spent time with the Dolphins and Jets, and will compete for a roster spot behind Brodrick Bunkley and John Jenkins.
Quarterback Luke McCown, who was cut by the Saints in the preseason last year, said he’s more optimistic about his chances of making the roster this year. He should be. Chase Daniel had a firm grip on the backup job last year. With Daniel leaving via free agency this year, the backup job is wide open. McCown and Seneca Wallace will compete for that spot, and McCown might have the early advantage because he knows the offense.
Per Dave Cariello:
We’ve all speculated Hicks might make a switch to the outside but that’s never really been confirmed. FOX8 reporter Sean Fazende had a brief moment with Hicks at the Ben Grubbs charity softball game last night and finally got Saints fans the juicy details they’ve been waiting to hear.
Cameron Jordan is the likely starter at one of the end spots, but Hicks could easily earn the other starting job on the opposite end. He’ll be competing against the likes of Will Smith, Greg Romeus and Kenyon Coleman.
Per Chris Trapasso:
Obviously, Colston hasn’t been as vertically dangerous as some of his wide receiver mates, but the notion that he can’t or doesn’t stretch the field is probably overblown, right?
A career yards-per-reception average between Wayne and White is surely respectable to say the least.
Heck, with the crowd of tremendous receivers in the NFC, there’s a legitimate chance he never makes a Pro Bowl and is never a member of the All-Pro team.
But with years of sustained high-level production and not nearly as much to show for it as his wideout cohorts, it’s easy to see that Marques Colston is the most underrated receiver in the NFL.