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Old 07-22-2014, 05:23 PM   #1
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Saints sign two undrafted rookies

The Saints have added two undrafted rookies who had previous short stints with other NFL clubs, signing linebacker Marcus Thompson (ex-Dolphins) and nose tackle Tyrone Ezell (ex-Texans) on Tuesday, the club said.

A Rutgers product, Thompson (6-1, 250) recorded 5.5 sacks in 2013 and was one of the team’s defensive MVPs. The Dolphins waived him on July 1.

Ezell (6-4, 305) had a three-day stint with Houston in May. He was a 12-game starter for the University of Pittsburgh in 2013 and was a team captain.

In corresponding roster moves, the Saints waived/injured third-year outside linebacker Cheta Ozougwu and undrafted rookie nose tackle Moses McCray.

The Saints have all 90 roster spots filled.

The Saints have added two undrafted rookies who had previous short stints with other NFL clubs, signing linebacker Marcus Thompson (ex-Dolphins) and nose tackle Tyrone Ezell (ex-Texans) on Tuesday, the club said.

A Rutgers product, Thompson (6-1, 250) recorded 5.5 sacks in 2013 and was one of the team’s defensive MVPs. The Dolphins waived him on July 1.

Ezell (6-4, 305) had a three-day stint with Houston in May. He was a 12-game starter for the University of Pittsburgh in 2013 and was a team captain.

In corresponding roster moves, the Saints waived/injured third-year outside linebacker Cheta Ozougwu and undrafted rookie nose tackle Moses McCray.

The Saints have all 90 roster spots filled.

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Re: Saints sign two undrafted rookies

305 is a bit light for a NT.
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305 is a bit light for a NT.
Bunkley is only 306...
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305 is a bit light for a NT.
They only need a camp body until Jenkins is activated from the PUP.
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Jay Ratliff was the best NT in the league for a while and he was under 290. Jason Hatcher played nose last year and he's 298. Kyle Williams is 303. Leverage and strength are more important than just being a big fat guy.
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Being a huge guy is more important if you are in a defence where you are expected to clog two gaps on your own. If you are a one gap defender power and explosiveness is much more important.
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305 is a bit light for a NT.
I disagree. 305 is just fine.
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I disagree. 305 is just fine.
Can you play nose if the Saints need you?
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I'll take any news that's not about Lebron James or Michael Sam.
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his pro day6-3.3/310--5.19 sd in 40 yard 93rd of 158 rated DT.Was invited to combine but did not work out.Other player 6 -1.3/250 an 4.57 sd in 40yd an 62nd of 183 OLB rated.
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