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Saints sign three free agents ahead of rookie minicamps

Saints add another speedy WR, another fullback, and defensive tackle to their camp roster

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The New Orleans Saints have signed wide receiver Easop Winston, fullback Sutton Smith, and defensive tackle Albert Huggins.

Winston, a former Washington State Cougar is signing a deal with the New Orleans Saints. He caught 137 passes and 19 TDs in 26 games with the Cougars, impressed in a workout with the club this morning, and will report back to New Orleans next week for rookie minicamps which kick-off for the Saints on May 14th. Winston most recently spent time with the Los Angeles Rams in their training camp.

Also, the Saints have inked a deal with former Northern Illinois linebacker now fullback Sutton Smith. He was originally drafted in the sixth round by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He also spent time with the Jaguars and Seahawks. Smith came into the NFL at 6-foot and 233 pounds, we’ll see if he’s remained at that weight with his position.

The Saints aren't done, they also signed former Detroit Lions defensive tackle Albert Huggins. He finished the season with the Detroit Lines where he appeared in one game. He also spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles where he played four games and had three total tackles in 2019. He then hopped around to the Houston Texans, New England Patriots, Minnesota Vikings, and now the New Orleans Saints. He has mostly been a training camp body and good depth. Noteworthy is that he is a two-time college football national champion with the Clemson Tigers in 2016 and 2018.

The Saints now have added multiple players that will compete in training camp for a spot on the team. For the first time in a long time, the Saints have positions on the team that are up for grabs. Sutton Smith adds competition for newly signed Saints FB Alex Armah that the Saints have high hopes for. Easop Winston will try and find a role on a team that is pretty thin at the wide receiver position. And Albert Huggins can add depth to a team with a young and inexperienced interior.

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