Guard Tim Lelito Likely To Remain With Saints
Restricted free agent guard Tim Lelito has not signed his restricted 1 year tender offer from the New Orleans Saints yet, but likely will in the next two weeks.
The deadline for RFAs to sign an offer sheet is April 22nd.
According to Mike Triplett of espn.com, Lelito has not received a formal offer from any other team.
Lelito started 13 games at left guard for New Orleans last season, seeing his most playing time since the Saints signed him as an undrafted free agent out of Grand Valley State in 2013.
He was tendered at the lowest possible designation of 1 year $1.6 million, and no team has been willing to surpass it, though the Dallas Cowboys reportedly showed interest.
Once Lelito signs, he will be 1 of only 4 true guards on the roster. Senio Kelemete signed a two year deal earlier this offseason, while Cyril Lemon signed with his hometown team last year as an undrafted free agent out of North Texas before suffering an injury in the preseason. Ryan Seymour played 1 games last year with the Saints at guard, but like Lemon, doesn't have a lot of NFL experience.
New Orleans 2015 first round pick Andrus Peat played briefly at guard last season, but spent more time at tackle, his natural position.