WR Michael Floyd, Returner Brandon Tate and OL Don
Barclay have joined the Saints roster.
The signings started by the team bringing in former
WR Michael Floyd. Floyd was drafted in the 1st round by the Arizona
Cardinals, and he fell into some trouble with the law that led to a
game suspension from the Vikings in 2017. Between
2013-2016 Floyd reeled in at least 5 touchdowns each season and was
also a member of the Patriots’ Super Bowl
squad in 2016.
His time in Minnesota
was a bit underwhelming, bringing in only 78 yards on 10 receptions
and no touchdowns. At only 28 years old there still might be enough
talent there for the Saints to use him should he earn a spot on the
roster. This signing coincides with WR Travin
Dural being put on injured reserve.
The Saints are signing WR Michael Floyd, per
— Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) July
id=”f2SoS3″>Even though you’ll see WR listed next to Brandon
Tate’s name its been his play as a punt and kick returner
that has kept him in the league going on his 10th season. Tate
has amassed 3 TDs and almost 7,000 return yards in his time with
the Patriots, Bengals
as a return man with his best seasons coming in 2010 and 2011. His
most recent stint with Buffalo saw him have 1,210 kick return yards
and 494 punt return yards over the course of 28 games.
In addition to adding Michael Floyd,
the Saints are also signing WR Brandon Tate, and WR Travin Dural
(broken arm) is going on IR, per sources.
Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) July
Finally, the Saints signed Don
Barclay who most recently was with the Detroit
Lions and started his career in Green Bay. The 29 year
old has 25 career starts in 65 games with most of those coming at
right tackle. Barclay was the primary right tackle for the Packers
While with Detroit
Barclay saw duties at right guard as well. With the departure of
Kelemete there are still depth questions along the
offensive line for New Orleans. Jermon Bushrod was brought in to
help fill the gap, but he is now entering his 12th
signed OL Don Barclay, per source
— Nick Underhill
The corresponding moves to bring in Barclay and Tate
have yet to be announced. We’ll update with that information when
it becomes available.
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