The New Orleans Saints have signed three new players to their roster after rookie mincamps, which took place this week.
Wide receiver Jake Lampman, linebacker Tony Steward and tackle Tyrus Thompson all joined the Saints as they head closer to OTA's and training camp later this offseason. All three participated in this offseason's rookie minicamp, although not all were rookies.
Both Steward and Thompson spent their 2015 campaigns with other NFL franchises. Steward donned a Bills uniform last season after being selected in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Thompson was also was picked in the sixth round in 2015, heading to the Minnesota Vikings. He was later released, signing with the Jaguars for the second half of his season.
Lampman joined the Saints on a tryout basis this offseason after a 5-year career at Ferris State University. the 5'11 200 wideout ranks sixth all-time on the Bulldogs' career receiving yards list. His final season saw him lead Ferris State with 731 yards on 52 catches with 8 touchdowns. He also was named All-GILAC.
Steward saw action in 7 games last season for Buffalo after playing his college ball at Clemson, where he racked up 224 tackles, 4.5 sacks and one forced fumble in his 4-year career. His rookie campaign saw the 6'1 241 pound linebacker record 2 tackles, one solo.
Thompson joins the Saints after spending the earlier offseason with the Detroit Lions, his third team last season. He started 29 games in college while at Oklahoma, with 24 of those coming in his final 2 seasons as a Sooner. He played all 13 regular-season games during his senior year at left tackle. He was named to the All-Big 12 team by conference coaches in 2014, while receiving second team honors from the Associated Press.Stats Courtesy of NewOrleansSaints.com