Saints News, 4/14/14: Louisville Safety Calvin Pryor To Visit Saints

Jamie Rhodes-US PRESSWIRE

The Saints have loaded up the safety position in recent months. They could be considering loading it up even more. Per multiple reports, the Saints are bringing safety Calvin Pryor to New Orleans for a visit today. The 5-foot-11, 207-pound Pryor attracted round one projections after amassing 69 tackles (5.5 behind the line of scrimmage), three interceptions and two forced fumbles in 2013, good enough to land him on the All-American Athletic Conference’s First Team.

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Despite heavy investment in safeties, Saints visiting with Louisville safety Calvin Pryor, source says | Black and Gold
Louisville’s Calvin Pryor set up a visit with the Saints for Monday, an NFL source confirmed for The Advocate. NFL Network’s Gil Brandt first reported Pryor would visit the Saints on Monday as well as the Jets and the Bengals this week.

Report: Saints bringing in Calvin Pryor for a visit | ProFootballTalk
A visit doesn’t mean the Saints would draft Pryor. It could be a smokescreen, or an assessment of the player in the event an opportunity arises to trade down.

May 3 deadline for Saints to extend Cameron Jordan, Mark Ingram - ESPN
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Mickey Loomis: New Orleans Saints' offseason going as planned - ESPN
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Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney wisely has decided not to risk injury during private workouts, due to the experiences of tackle Brandon Thomas, who tore an ACL while showing the Saints what he can do.

$500,000 guaranteed for Champ Bailey | ProFootballTalk
The Broncos were supposed to pay cornerback Champ Bailey $9 million in 2014. He'll make 1/18th of that guaranteed in New Orleans. Per a league source, NFLPA records reveal that the future Hall of Famer received $500,000 in guaranteed money as part of his two-year deal with the Saints.

Overturning of Bush fine doesn’t mean penalty call was wrong | ProFootballTalk
As a source with knowledge of the appeal process explained it to PFT, fines apply only for egregious violations. A violation can still happen, but without rising to the level of something for which the player should be fined.

Saintsations tryouts set for Sunday, April 27
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