4:45 LRN Sportscast

It was the first day in pads for the Saints as they practiced outdoors in the oppressive heat this morning. The offense is trying to get on the same page with new quarterback Derek Carr. Recently signed tight end Jimmy Graham is hoping to make the Black and Gold a contender again…
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Saints Guard Andrus Peat suffered a quad injury at practice today. Coach Dennis Allen says it’s not as severe as Trai Tuner’s injury last week that will cost him the season.

The Saints are reportedly interested in signing former Jets defensive end Kyle Phillips.The former Tennessee Volunteer has 2.5 sacks and 12 tackles for a loss during his 29 game NFL career.

LSU has received commitments from a couple of three-star offensive linemen. Ory Williams from San Marcos, Texas, has committeed to LSU after also visiting Florida and Texas A-and-M.

And three-star offensive Guard Joseph Cryer from Natchitoches Central has de-committed from Ole Miss and is now committed to LSU. He’s six-foot-four, 300 pounds. Cryer’s verbal pledge gives LSU 22 commitments for the Class of 2024 and that inclues four offensive linemen.

Former LSU star Garrett Temple has signed with the Toronto Raptors for one-year, three-point-two million dollars. Temple spent the last two seasons playing as a reserve for the Pelicans. The Baton Rouge product is getting ready for his 14th season in the NBA.

And back to the NFL former LSU Tiger and Jesuit Blue Jay Deion Jones has signed with the Panthers. Jones played in eleven games for the Browns last season. He was a Pro Bowler in Atlanta in 2017.