Monday, May 14, 2012
Saints add four free agents
By Pat Yasinskas
After going through their rookie minicamp over the weekend, the New Orleans Saints have announced a series of roster moves.
The team has signed offensive tackle Hutch Eckerson, cornerback Nick Hixson, guard DeOn’tae Pannell and linebacker Lawrence Wilson.
The Saints also waived offensive tackle Dan Hoch, guard Nick Howell, linebacker Stephen Johnson, offensive tackle Phil Trautwein and cornerback Josh Victorian.
Hixson and Pannell are undrafted rookies that were signed after going through the camp on a tryout basis. Eckerson spent training camp with the San Diego Chargers last year before getting released. Wilson was a sixth-round pick by Carolina last year and spent two months on the Panthers practice squad before getting signed away by the Tennessee Titans.
As we told you earlier, assistant head coach Joe Vitt and the New Orleans coordinators are scheduled to review the rookie camp late Monday afternoon when they meet with the local media. We’ll see what Vitt and the assistants have to say and will bring you anything that’s noteworthy.