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FinSaint 05-13-2013 02:39 AM

Saints Add at Least Two Players After Rookie Minicamp
 
Saints add at least two players after rookie minicamp

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With rookie minicamp finishing up Sunday monring, the New Orleans Saints have apparently signed at least two players who attended this weekend's camp on a tryout basis:

- Cornerback Korey Lindsey, Southern Illinois (via Lindsey's agent on Twitter)

- Wide receiver Brent Leonard, Louisiana-Monroe (via the Monroe News-Star)

The Saints went into rookie minicamp with 87 players on their roster, according to their website. So the Saints had three roster spots they could fill.


by Larry Holder, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com




Korey Lindsey, Southern Illinois, CB, 5-10/194

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Overview

Every season NFL teams scour the Football Championship Subdivision for prospects, especially at cornerback and receiver, where a lot of success stories have occurred. One of the top cornerbacks from the FCS that teams will covet is Lindsey, a two-time All-American.

Lindsey's lack of size and elite speed allowed this Baton Rouge-area star to fall through the cracks, but he stood out as a true freshman reserve playing all 14 games for the Salukis (19 tackles, interceptions). He earned the first of three straight first-team All-Missouri Valley team selections in 2008 by making six interceptions and breaking up five other passes. In 2009, he got on the radar of scouts with his first All-American season with six more picks along with four pass break-ups and 63 tackles, 2.5 for loss.

The Buck Buchanan Award finalist (FCS Heisman) did not see much action to his side in 2010 but still managed 41 tackles, one interception and seven pass break-ups. He also returns punts (24-124 in 2009, 10-56 in 2010), which could be a nice bonus to the team looking to pick up this slight-but-tough corner in the mid-rounds as a potential starter in a zone system.

Analysis

Positives:
Owns quick feet to mirror routes. Plays off the line, stays balanced and low as he retreats to quickly come forward. Doesn't get tested often, but flashes closing speed to throws in front of him. Handles double moves with nice recovery speed. Very good tackler after the catch. Generally effective cut tackler, both to attack runs and quick screens to his side of the field, as well as down the field to stop big plays from becoming touchdowns. Contains runs to his side and crashes inside when uncovered. Maintains distance from receiver blocks with long arms and tenacity. Good hands for the interception, can high-point the ball with excellent vertical. Some quickness and elusiveness on punt returns, generally makes good decisions. Durable player, played in all 50 possible career games.

Negatives:
Slight lower body build. Needs to be more aware of underneath throws when in zone. Takes an extra step in transition and gives too much cushion, allowing completions. Sometimes misses on his cut tackles when he was in position to wrap up. May get overpowered by large receivers downfield and on running plays. Does not have elite speed or vision as a returner. Must prove he can make the transition from the FCS level.

--Chad Reuter
Korey Lindsey, Southern Illinois, NFL Draft - CBSSports.com - NFLDraftScout.com



Brent Leonard, Louisiana-Monroe, WR, 6-1/196


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Former Louisiana-Monroe wide receiver Brent Leonard has decided to accept a tryout with the New Orleans Saints next weekend, rather than trying out with the Dallas Cowboys as he initially planned.

ULM officials announced the change Friday for Leonard, who was the Warhawks' leading receiver last season with 104 catches for 1,118 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Leonard is due in New Orleans on Thursday to meet with coaches in advance of Saints rookie camp practices, which run May 10-12.
Louisiana-Monroe wide receiver Brent Leonard to try out with New Orleans Saints | NOLA.com

hagan714 05-13-2013 03:24 AM

Re: Saints Add at Least Two Players After Rookie Minicamp
 
hmmm cb position gets more interesting

the-commish 05-13-2013 08:45 AM

Re: Saints Add at Least Two Players After Rookie Minicamp
 
I personally like Rod Sweeting from GT as a breakout player (maybe more than a TC beast). Not that I am pulling against Korey Lindsey.

We could always use help at CB.

biloxi-indian 05-13-2013 11:16 AM

Cuts and Adds after Rookie Minicamp...
 
New Orleans Saints ‏@Saints

The #Saints have signed DE Baraka Atkins, WR Brent Leonard, DB Korey Lindsey, K Jose Maltos, RB Khiry Robinson & G Jeremiah Warren


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The #Saints have waived RB Shawne Alston, CB Ryan Lacy & C Ryan Lee

New Orleans Saints Make Roster Moves Following Rookie Minicamp

hagan714 05-13-2013 11:42 AM

Re: Cuts and Adds after Rookie Minicamp...
 
DE Baraka Atkins 6'4, 265 not bad. good depth battle at DE with the addition of a Veteren. Redo for the 2007 draft? seahawks 4th round 2007


WR Brent Leonard yet another 6'1 + WR for Drew.

DB Korey Lindsey 5'10 vet drafted by the Bengals in the 7th 2007. not to sure what we got here

K Jose Maltosis camp kicker? not to sure since a hip injury our kicking game has not been the same.


RB Khiry Robinson 5'9 208 4.74 interesting signing worth watching.



QL Jeremiah Warren 6'4 320 vertarn ps player

Cruize 05-13-2013 12:36 PM

Re: Cuts and Adds after Rookie Minicamp...
 
Robinson is quck, shifty, has good vision, and is a natural pass catcher. It's amazing how the staff keeps finding these guys. The combine is the most overrated thing in sports.

Seer1 05-13-2013 05:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Cruize (Post 502501)
Robinson is quck, shifty, has good vision, and is a natural pass catcher. It's amazing how the staff keeps finding these guys. The combine is the most overrated thing in sports.

Even more so than the pro bowl or the Canton Hall of Fame game?

the-commish 05-13-2013 06:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Cruize (Post 502501)
Robinson is quck, shifty, has good vision, and is a natural pass catcher. It's amazing how the staff keeps finding these guys. The combine is the most overrated thing in sports.

Khiry Robinson is not fast (he gets caught from behind quite a bit) but he does hit the hole really quick. He's got good size (6'1" and 220 lbs) and is good catching out of the backfield (as you already said). I am a bit troubled with his 40 time (4.71). That's slow for a skilled position player.

Rugby Saint II 05-13-2013 10:17 PM

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There are a few of these guys that I want to see live.

st thomas 05-13-2013 11:47 PM

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don't we have enough corners that love giving to much cushing.


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