Breeland Speaks has had a rough go at things. After being drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2018, Speaks went on to start in four games and play all 16. He totaled 24 tackles, one forced fumble, and 1.5 sacks in his rookie year.
Speaks then missed all of 2019 with an injury. Obviously, the Chiefs thought they had better weapons and that Speaks wasn’t worth a spot on their roster anymore when they released the big man last week.
Speaks is the ideal candidate for the practice squad — especially after his injury. It will allow him to continue to work on his game while getting paid and preparing to be back on a 53-man roster in the following years.
It would be beneficial to the Saints because they would have yet another linebacker that they could call up in the event that they have to put one of them on the injured reserve. This deal makes sense for both parties.