New Orleans Saints: 3 biggest disappointments from training camp so far
Andrus Peat was given a huge contract this offseason. It neared $60 million and will be spread out over the course of the next five years. However, after the third year, there is a nice opt-out the Saints could potentially use.
The Saints love his versatility so it wasn’t undeserved, but what they undoubtedly don’t love is that Peat can barely stay on the field consistently. While he entered camp slimmer than before, a good thing for the lineman, Peat quickly broke his thumb.
Nick Easton is expected to be taking first-team snaps and could lace up as a starter in Week 1. However, Peat could return on time for the team’s highly-anticipated Week 1 matchup with Tampa Bay.
The Saints need Peat. He will be a crucial part of the offensive line, one that will boast two first-or-second-year starters. His experience in the light of Larry Warford’s release will be of utmost importance.
Let’s hope he can get back to contact drills at camp and proves he was worthy of such a large contract.