All Things Saints: Your Daily News 5/16


Oct 27, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Khiry Robinson (29) against the Buffalo Bills prior to a game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Today officially kicks off the beginning of a three-day rookie training camp for the New Orleans Saints.

We’d like to remind all of our fans that you can keep up with the New Orleans Saints undrafted rookies through our 2014 Saints Draft Hub. Our writing staff is working hard to bring you profiles of all the new players, and get you familiar with where they came from.

Mike Triplett | ESPN | Breaking down Saints’ full depth chart

"Here’s a look at their entire depth chart after they added 26 new players over the past week, bringing the total to 88. (NOTE: For purposes of this list, I stuck with how I think the players are currently stacked on the depth chart, rather than predicting how things will ultimately shake out.)"

As a reminder, teams are allowed to get up to 90 players for training camp. Ultimately, the reality for most of these players is that they will not be on the active roster in less than four months. I look forward to the camp battles at wide receiver, cornerback, linebacker, and center.

Mike Triplett | ESPN |  Robinson should inspire tryout players

"“At that point in time, it was just all about having faith,” Robinson said in Philly. “So I didn’t get drafted, I didn’t get picked up, you know. But it all worked out for me. I just kept my head high, kept my faith and kept working hard. And I’m here today to help the team win. I’m happy for that.”"

Robinson is a great story. The majority of the sports world didn’t know there was a West Texas A&M before Khiry Robinson. He shows young players that it doesn’t matter where you come from, or what type of history you had. When you get a chance like Robinson did, you make the most of it. I look forward to seeing that ‘Robinson’ type player emerging during training camp.

Larry Holder | The Times-Picayune | A look at projected rookie contracts for the New Orleans Saints’ 2014 NFL draft class

"It appears, gauging by Spotrac’s figures, only the contracts for first-round wide receiver Brandin Cooks, second-round cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste and fourth-round linebacker Khairi Fortt would count toward the Saints’ top-51 list."

Cooks has a strong deal in front of him, and the good news is the Saints will be able to pick up a fifth-year option (way down the line) on him when the time comes. Cooks looks to be the most ‘battle ready’ player for the team, and he should earn a starting role this season easily. Cooks will also help others shine in the Saints offense.

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