Cornelius Lucas says it’s a ‘dream come true’ to join hometown Saints (1 Viewer)

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By Josh Katzenstein, | The Times-Picayune

Cornelius Lucas was planning on visiting his family in New Orleans for Christmas. The Saints gave him a chance to come home early.

The 27-year-old offensive tackle signed with the Saints on Thursday (Dec. 20), replacing Derek Newton among the team’s backup options on the offensive line.

“Long story short, dream come true,” Lucas said. “Especially how this year has been going for me, definitely a dream come true.”

Lucas, a New Orleans native who prepped at Edna Karr, has been living in Los Angeles because he was with the Rams last year and this offseason. The Saints flew him in for a workout Tuesday, and he’s ecstatic to be a part of the team.

“I’ll put it to you like this: I grew up on the Saints when they didn’t have enough fans to put the game on the TV,” he said. ...

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