Photos from the Saints Rookie Camp on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Photos by Michael C. Hebert. New Orleans Saints photos.
New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced Monday that the club has signed the following free agents to contracts following their participation in the club's rookie minicamp on a tryout basis; LB Henry Coley, K Zach Hocker, OL Antonio Johnson, WR Josh Morgan and WR Kyle Prater. The club has also waived OL Doniel Gambrell, G Andrew Miller and LB Stephon Sanders and waived/injured WR Malcome Kennedy.
Coley, 6-foot-1, 239 pounds, played in 37 games with 32 starts in four seasons at the University of Virginia and recorded college career totals of 222 tackles, 10 sacks, three forced fumbles, and seven passes defensed. As a senior in 2014, he started 11 of the 12 games, he played in for the Cavaliers and finished with 76 stops, eight sacks to rank fifth in the Atlantic Coast Conference, two forced fumbles and six passes defensed, capturing All-ACC Coaches second-team honors.
Hocker is a 6-foot, 190-pound kicker who was a seventh round draft pick (228th overall) of the Washington Redskins in 2014 from the University of Arkansas. The Russellville, Ark. native appeared in 50 games for the Razorbacks from 2010-13, exiting Fayetteville with school records for points and points by a kicker (354), field goal percentage (77.2 percent), PATs made (171) and made field goals (61). He was an Associated Press second-team All-SEC selection in 2013 after scoring 67 points, including drilling all 28 PATs and 13-of-15 field goal attempts, with three of the kicks ranked among the 15 longest in school history, including a 54-yarder.
Johnson, 6-foot-6, 307 pounds, was a four-year starter on the offensive line for North Texas, opening 44 of the 45 contests he appeared in. As a senior in 2014, he opened the first 10 games of the season at left tackle for the Mean Green. As a junior in 2013, he started 11 games, blocking for an offense that produced a school-record 5,336 yards. As a sophomore in 2012, he opened all 12 games as part of an offensive line that surrendered an NCAA FBS-low six sacks.
Morgan is a 6-foot, 219-pound native of Washington D.C. who was originally a sixth round draft choice of the San Francisco 49ers in 2008 out of Virginia Tech. The seven-year NFL veteran played for the Chicago Bears in 2014. He has appeared in 93 career games with 61 starts for San Francisco (2008-11), Washington (2012-13) and Chicago (2014) and has posted career totals of 209 receptions for 2,558 yards (12.2 avg.) with 12 touchdowns. In 2014, he played in 14 games with seven starts for Chicago and made 10 receptions for 70 yards with one touchdown.
Prater is a 6-foot-5, 231-pound wideout who started his college career at Southern California and then played at Northwestern from 2012-14. The Maywood, Ill. native recorded college career totals of 71 receptions for 654 yards with two touchdowns. In 2014 as a redshirt senior, he started all 11 games which he played and led the Wildcats in receiving with 51 catches for 535 yards with two touchdowns.
Photos from the Saints Rookie Camp on Friday, May 15, 2015. Photos by Michael C. Hebert. New Orleans Saints photos.