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We will update the list in this top post as signings become official. Thank you for helping!

SAINTS SIGNINGS:

1) Trill Williams, cornerback, Syracuse
2) Dylan Soehner, tight end, Iowa State
3) Nolan Cooney, punter, Syracuse
4) Mike Brown, tackle/guard, West Virginia University
5) Shaq Smith, linebacker, Maryland
6) Stevie Scott, running back, Indiana
7) Eric Burell, safety, Wisconsin
8) Bryce Thompson, cornerback, Tennessee
9) Josiah Bronson, DT, Washington
10) Alex Hoffman, OT, Carrol College
11) Lawrence Woods, CB. Truman St.
 
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Is he better than John Isenbarger? (legend Indiana RB).

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LOL - I'd have to admit that usually when I am watching Indiana football it is because the battery in the remote is gone and I'm too drunk to get up out of the chair to change the channel. Even when operating at maximum efficiency I'm pretty lazy. 😆
 

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The comparison between Murray and Scott stops after you get past their size. Murray is still much faster than Scott I’m sure... but that doesn’t mean Scott isn’t any good.
He’s a power RB that pounds the ball into a defense. He also has a nose for the end zone.

I-formation sets with Murray or Scott and Alex Armah leading the way are going to be able to hammer out short yardage situations very consistently.
I don't think they are that much different. Scott isn't as fast for downfield, breakaway speed but has quicker feet than Murray. He has soft hands, too. They both always are moving forward and play stronger than you would think. They both fall forward and constantly move forward, which is a major plus. I like the pick. All the players they have been bringing in have attributes that they definitely have sought out and have a "vision" for almost every player in.
 

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Sports Illustrated did a nice article on John Isenbarger back when I was in High School. It was titled: "Will John Punt?". John was the Punter as well and sometimes the snap back was an adventure! John got several extra First Downs by running the ball. Indiana was a big power for a year or two in the Big Ten. I think they even made it to the Rose Bowl.

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Is 11 a typical number of UDFAs for us? Seems like it's usually closer to 15.
Yeah we usually sign more players. But Payton said in one of the articles on the news page that he wanted to keep some room. So I'm guessing he's waiting on the second wave of FA to sign 1 or 2 Vet players.
 

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Don't we usually have quite a few more UDFAs signed by this time? Seems like in years past we have 15-20 signed in the hours following the draft. I recall seeing someone on here say that we could sign up to 22, was that incorrect?

Payton mentioned this in his post-draft presser.

He said they weren’t going to max-out their spots right now, and that the plan is to keep some wiggle room.

Is 11 a typical number of UDFAs for us? Seems like it's usually closer to 15.

Yeah we usually sign more players. But Payton said in one of the articles on the news page that he wanted to keep some room. So I'm guessing he's waiting on the second wave of FA to sign 1 or 2 Vet players.

I was the one that posted Underhill's comment reporting that there were 22 roster spots available after the draft. We filled 11 of them with our UDFA signings so there are still some slots left. The max allowed on the roster is 90. In the past, they have left available roster spots open for players invited into the rookie minicamp on a "tryout" basis. This way they can actually bring in more than enough players to have a decent minicamp. I believe this is how we signed Khiry Robinson quite a few years back. I don't know if the date for the rookie minicamp has been set yet.
 

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I was the one that posted Underhill's comment reporting that there were 22 roster spots available after the draft. We filled 11 of them with our UDFA signings so there are still some slots left. The max allowed on the roster is 90. In the past, they have left available roster spots open for players invited into the rookie minicamp on a "tryout" basis. This way they can actually bring in more than enough players to have a decent minicamp. I believe this is how we signed Khiry Robinson quite a few years back. I don't know if the date for the rookie minicamp has been set yet.
Saints have 10 roster openings by my count. Rookie minicamp tryouts will be limited this year to only 5 which makes the chances of some unknown catching on less likely. I think the purpose of keeping that many spots open will mainly be to add some vets, some with the expectation of making the roster and some just to add a veteran presence in the meeting room (very young in some positions).

Today at 4 PM EST unrestricted free agents that sign with a new team no longer count towards the NFL’s compensatory pick formula.
Amongst those available: Richard Sherman, Justin Houston, Alejandro Villanueva, Russell Okung, Melvin Ingram, K.J. Wright & Jason McCourty.
I think we look to add vets at CB (duh), NT, LB, and WR at some point.
 

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Scott reminds me a lot of Latavius Murray but with a bit quicker feet. I love his feet. He is always pushing forward and falls forward. I think he is not as strong as Murray, but plays stronger than you would think. Murray has a faster open field, but not as quick of feet. Scott has soft hands, as well. I like this pick up.

Why do folks keep saying this? It is patently incorrect....If Scott had anywhere near LM's measureables he would have been drafted as high as Day 2....

LM's cone/shuttle is far superior, they compare to Adrian Peterson's. This kid could possibly make the team but it will be an uphill climb as we are stacked at the RB position....in no way is this guy comparable to LM athletically, likely why he was available as a UDFA....
 

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Does anyone know if CB- Israel Mukuamu South Carolina was drafted or if he's an undrafted free agent and where he went?
Nevermind , just found it, was drafted by Dallas.
 

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Nasty bad legal issues/allegations.
"Wanted to shoot up the School"
Violent threats
Assault allegations

Do we want this in our locker room ?
We normally do not touch this kind of character.
 

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Nasty bad legal issues/allegations.
"Wanted to shoot up the School"
Violent threats
Assault allegations

Do we want this in our locker room ?
We normally do not touch this kind of character.
Must see something in him that makes them willing to give him a chance. Draftable talent...could be a steal if he can get his head right.
 

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Nasty bad legal issues/allegations.
"Wanted to shoot up the School"
Violent threats
Assault allegations

Do we want this in our locker room ?
We normally do not touch this kind of character.
Looks like he's stayed clean the last couple years? Low risk/high reward.
 

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Nasty bad legal issues/allegations.
"Wanted to shoot up the School"
Violent threats
Assault allegations

Do we want this in our locker room ?
We normally do not touch this kind of character.
Wow. I had no idea. Just did some research on him.
 

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