Photos from 2016 Saints rookie minicamp. Photos by Alex Restrepo (New Orleans Saints photos)
The New Orleans Saints announced today that they have signed wide receiver Jake Lampman, linebacker Tony Steward and tackle Tyrus Thompson and waived defensive back Mike Caputo, quarterback Griffin Neal and wide receiver Shane Wynn following the club's rookie minicamp. The announcements were made by Saints' Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.
Lampman, 5-11, 200, participated in the club's rookie minicamp on a tryout basis after a five-year career at Ferris State, where he finished his career ranked sixth all-time in school record books with 2,201 yards receiving. The Haslett, Mich. native wrapped up his college career in 2015 by claiming All-GLIAC accolades after leading Ferris State with 731 receiving yards on 52 catches (14.1 avg.) with eight touchdowns and adding 14 rushes for 124 yards and four touchdowns.
Steward, 6-1, 241, was signed by New Orleans after participating in the rookie minicamp on a tryout basis after spending his rookie season with the Buffalo Bills, who selected him in the sixth round (188th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft out of Clemson. As a rookie, the Hastings, Fla. native played in seven games for the Bills and recorded two tackles (one solo). In four seasons at Clemson, he recorded 224 tackles, 4.5 sacks, two passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
Thompson, 6-5, 330, participated in the club's rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. Originally selected in the sixth round (185th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings out of Oklahoma, Thomas spent the second half of his rookie year on the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad and then spent the offseason with Detroit. The Pflugerville, Texas native started 29 career games for the Sooners from 2012-14, including 24 his final two seasons. He opened all 13 games at left tackle as a senior for the Sooners and capped his college career with first-team All-Big 12 honors from conference coaches and second-team honors from the Associated Press.