It’s been a relatively quiet week in terms of actual transactions for the New Orleans Saints, but there are still several stories to get you caught up on for today’s news!
- For starters, Thomas Morstead and his wife, Lauren, have a healthy baby boy who just entered the world!
- The NFL Schedule release was originally slated for tomorrow, but it was pushed back until Tuesday, April 22.
- Junior Galette took offense to a recent ranking from Bleacher Report.
Mike Wilkening | ProFootballTalk | Report: Saints host five cornerbacks on Tuesday
According to ESPN’s Adam Caplan, Oklahoma’s Aaron Colvin, Lindenwood’s Pierre Desir, Oklahoma State’s Justin Gilbert, Baylor’s Demetri Goodson and Ohio State’s Bradley Roby all visited the Saints today.
There is little to no doubt that the Saints will be looking to add some depth to their secondary in this year’s draft. There will be both drafted and undrafted rookies in the mix to battle for a roster spot. The team will benefit from a cornerback that fits Ryan’s scheme, so it will be interesting to see if the team lands any of these prospects.
Katherine Terrell | NOLA.com | New Orleans Saints stick with cornerback Kyle Fuller at pick No. 27
I’ve been stuck on Fuller a while, but there’s nothing yet that has me inspired to change. The Saints have hosted a lot of cornerbacks lately, including Justin Gilbert, who I’ve projected to go in the top 10 picks. Other projections have the Saints taking everything from a wide receiver to an outside linebacker or defensive end. In other words, nothing has quite been cleared up yet. So until I get a better picture, I’m sticking to this pick.
In case you missed it, I had an article that covered a vast array of analyst/expert choices for the Saints draft pick at #27. Fuller has appeared on several mocks, and it would make a lot of sense for the Saints to draft a cornerback. It’s a guessing game at this point as to who will actually be selected, but it’s a good chance the team sticks with a corner, lineman, or receiver.
Mike Triplett | ESPN.com | May 3 deadline to extend Jordan, Ingram
The New Orleans Saints have to decide by May 3 whether they want to extend the contracts of their 2011 first-round draft picks — defensive end Cameron Jordan and running back Mark Ingram — through the 2015 season.
Jordan’s extension is expected to cost $6.969 million for 2015 and Ingram’s $5.211 million, according to ESPN NFL Insider John Clayton, who wrote about the looming fifth-year extensions around the league.
We know how Jordan has played, and it means a good figure should come his way to say the very least. Ingram’s performance this season will dictate whether or not the team will attempt to bring him back. All signs point to the team leaning on Ingram more this season, so it’s his to lose. It’s hard to see either being extended at this point, but a long-term deal should be in play for Cam Jordan at least.
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