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Saints add former LSU, ex-Cardinals LB Lamar Louis to practice squad

Saints fans that thought Sean Payton had an aversion to LSU players can finally settle down.

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The New Orleans Saints have added a former LSU player to their practice squad, as the team is adding linebacker Lamar Louis. Louis, a Louisiana native from Breaux Bridge, revealed the news per his personal Twitter account on Tuesday afternoon.

Louis went undrafted in this year’s draft after playing in 48 games for the LSU Tigers, but was picked up by the Arizona Cardinals. He impressed so much that he initially made the team’s 53-man roster, but would be waived with an injury designation on Sept. 14.

Here’s his college synopsis, for those interested parties. The Saints could be in the market for an outside linebacker with major uncertainty around some of their players, so it’s a smart move.

Starter at outside linebacker for parts of three seasons, including five games as a true freshman in 2012 … Played a total of 48 games with 17 starts … Finished career with 97 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble … Graduated from LSU in the fall of 2015 with a degree in sports administration … Wore No. 11 as a senior after wearing No. 23 his first three seasons with the Tigers.