The holiday meant zero news surrouding the New Orleans Saints and it appears the media is still in hibernation as there isn’t much to talk about in the world of the Saints.
That won’t stop us.
Today we’ll look at a former Saints player potentially finding a home, a kicker’s roster battle this preseason and more.
Let’s take a look.
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Per NOLA.com’s Katherine Terrell:
Until last month, there were many things Jose Maltos had never done. He had never eaten crawfish or experienced the Louisiana heat.
He’d never tried to kick a field goal with NFL-size men breathing down his neck.
And before Thursday, he’d never even done a media interview in English.
The 5-foot-9, 201-pound Maltos hails from the University of Nuevo Leon in Mexico, where he kicked field goals and punted. He’s a 21-year-old undrafted rookie competing with veteran Garrett Hartley for the kicking job.
“He’s got a live leg and his get off times are good,” said New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton. “I think early on he has been real solid, so I am anxious to see how he performs once we get going in team drills, but he is doing very well.”
So far, he’s made field goals from 54 yards in practice and dealt with the curiosity of the media. On Thursday he had a lengthy interview with ESPN Deportes in Spanish, before switching to English to talk to American reporters.