#12 – Keyunta Dawson, Defensive End
Nov 21, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Darius Johnson (13) fumbles the ball after being hit by New Orleans Saints linebacker Keyunta Dawson (55) during the second half at the Georgia Dome. The Saints defeated the Falcons 17-13. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Dawson was a very interesting find. He was signed to the team in early October, replacing upcoming fan favorite Jay Richardson. Dawson will be most likely remembered most for his defensive play in the Atlanta game, which helped seal a Saints win. He was troubled by a few injuries, but quietly a good asset/find for the Saints.
2014 Outlook: Dawson is a seasoned veteran who could show something for the Saints, but with the team making Rufus Johnson a permanent addition from the Practice Squad, it could be a training camp battle between Dawson, Johnson, and Kyle Knox for Galette or Victor Butler’s backup spot.