Saints Bring in Floyd, Tate and Barclay on Training Camp off day – (CSC) Saints News

WR Michael Floyd, Returner Brandon Tate and OL Don
Barclay have joined the Saints roster.

In what was supposed to be a day of rest and break
for the Saints,
the front office has made multiple signings to fill out the team’s
90 man (91 for New Orleans, with Alex
’ exception) roster.

The signings started by the team bringing in former
and Vikings
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
being put on injured reserve.


id=”f2SoS3″>Even though you’ll see WR listed next to Brandon
’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
and Bills
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.

Finally, the Saints signed Don
who most recently was with the Detroit
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
2013 campaign.

While with Detroit
Barclay saw duties at right guard as well. With the departure of
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
(@nick_underhill) August
1, 2018

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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