Signed by New Orleans to reserve/future contract, 1/7/13…Signed by Miami Dolphins to practice squad, 12/19/12…Waived by Packers, 8/24/12…Signed by Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent, 5/11/12…A four-year letterman for the Thunderbirds, playing in 36 games with 32 starts, including 32 straight to end his career, moving to cornerback from safety as a junior…In 2011 as a senior, started all 11 games and earned first-team All-Great West Conference honors, posting career-high 69 tackles (48 solo), including four tackles for a loss, five passes defensed and an interception returned for a TD…Earned first-team All-Great West recognition from coaches in 2010, as he finished with 54 tackles (36 solo), including 2.5 tackles for a loss, an interception, five passes defensed and a fumble recovery…Started all 11 contests as sophomore at safety and registered 61 tackles (40 solo), an interception, two passes defensed, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery…In four games as a freshman, posted eight tackles (five solo)…Graduated with a degree in exercise science…Attended Oakland (Calif.) Technical HS, where he didn’t play football until senior season, earning second-team all-conference with 46 tackles, four interceptions and 13 passes defensed at CB and S…Also lettered in baseball, basketball and volleyball…Volunteered in the public relations department of the Oakland Raiders during a summer in high school…Mother passed away when he was 12 years old and lived with his grandparents for eight years.
The Saints QBs invited their favorite White Sulphur Springs restaurant, Cook's Country Kitchen, which was severely damaged by the recent flooding and just reopened last week, to participate in their first QB Challenge of camp. Video by Ashley Amoss (New Orleans Saints video)
Veteran right tackle Zach Strief met with reporters Thursday to talk about the first day of New Orleans Saints training camp at The Greenbrier. Video by Ashley Amoss, New Orleans Saints video
James Laurinaitis talks about the start of camp and the respect he has for Saints great Jonathan Vilma. (Video by Ashley Amoss)
Luke McCown connects with Brandin Cooks on a deep pass on the first day of Saints Training Camp presented by Verizon. (Video provided by FOX-8)