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Saints Tried Out Six Safeties Including Calvin Pryor

According to Howard Balzer, the New Orleans Saints brought in six safties for tryouts this week including S Calvin Pryor.

The full list of tryouts for the Saints includes:

  1. S Rickey Jefferson
  2. S Kendrick Lewis
  3. S Kelcie McCray
  4. S Calvin Pryor
  5. S Ed Reynolds
  6. S Mykkele Thompson

Of this group, the Saints elected to sign Thompson to their practice squad.

Pryor, 25, is a former first-round pick of the Jets back in 2014. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $8.56 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $1,587,717 for the 2017 season.

The Jets declined to pick up Pryor’s fifth-year option this offseason and later traded him to the Browns in return for LB Demario Davis. Pryor was waived by the Browns a few weeks ago after he got into a fight with a teammate and he was later claimed by the Jaguars.

Unfortunately, the Jaguars placed him on injured reserve a few weeks into the regular season before recently activating him from the list. However, Jacksonville cut him loose a few weeks ago.

In 2017, Pryor has appeared in two games and recorded one tackle and no interceptions.

We have him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.

Reynolds, 25, is a former fifth-round pick by the Eagles in the 2014 NFL Draft. He bounced on and off Philadelphia’s practice squad before being signed by the Browns to their practice squad in September of 2016.

Cleveland eventually promoted him to their active roster, but later decided to waive him with an injury designation. The Browns would release Reynolds from injured reserve with an injury settlement less than a week later.

In 2016, Reynolds appeared in 10 games for the Browns and recorded 43 total tackles, one sack, and one pass defense.

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