Saints Agree With Six Draft Picks On Rookie Deals
The New Orleans Saints agreed to four-year agreements with draft picks Hau'oli Kikaha, Garrett Grayson, Davis Tull, Tyeler Davison, Damian Swann and Marcus Murphy.
Those of you keeping tabs, that leaves 1st Round Picks Andrus Peat and Stephone Anthony, along with Florida State DB P.J. Williams as the only Saints' draft picks yet to come to terms with the team. With rookie mini camps rapidly approaching, Mickey Loomis will do his best to lock down those loose ends as well.
Kikaha (2nd Round) and Grayson (3rd Round) both signed four year contracts with the team, while the other four players simply signed what the franchise referred to as "deals." The tenacious pass rusher from Washington might be getting to know the Saints newest QB sooner rather than later. Hello, mini camps and offseason training. (UPDATE: Grayson's four-year deal is worth $3.4 million, and he will receive a $733,000 signing bonus.)
Tull, a three-time Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Year, is an interesting player heading into camps. The high-motor OLB might be a fifth round pick, but with his deal out of the way he can now focus on pushing Kikaha and the other edge rushers leading up to the season. Davison, Swann and Murphy all decided to dot their i's and cross their t's on the line as well, so it's all about football now. Show and prove.
The waiting game continues for Peat, Anthony and Williams. For today, Mickey Loomis can rest for a bit, even though he probably won't.