By Al Dupuy | Crescent City Sports
At the New Orleans Saints minicamp practices this week, 97 players participated. That’s seven over the 90-man limit because the coaches and front office are still seeking the best possible collection of talent to bring into training camp.
There will be cuts but the Saints are pulling out all the stops to add quality depth to their training camp roster. Even a rugby star Tristan Blewett, a NOLA Gold player who had never put on a football helmet until the first camp practice, was given a chance to shine. The 22-year old from South Africa is the longest of long shots to make it on the Saints roster even as a practice squad player but NFL teams leave no stone unturned in search of talent.
Overall, New Orleans has a deep and impressive roster. However, one position at which the Saints need depth is wide receiver. The latest beneficiary of that search is veteran Rishard Matthews, who was successful in earning a contract after his minicamp tryout.
After proven star Michael Thomas, what do the Saints have to work with at wideout? Who is the second, third and fourth wide receiver for this time?
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