The New Orleans Saints officially signed 10 players a futures contracts for the 2018 season on Tuesday including DB Mykkele Thompson and LB Shayne Skov.
As of now, the Saints have signed 15 players to futures deals including:
- DB Bradley Sylve
- G Andrew Tiller
- WR Paul Turner
- LB Sae Tautu
- S Rickey Jefferson
- WR Travin Dural
- DE Alex Jenkins
- G Landon Turner
- LB Shayne Skov
- G Nate Theaker
- LB Adam Bighill
- TE Alex Ellis
- DB De’Vante Harris
- C Gabe Ikard
- DB Mykkele Thompson
Futures deals are essentially camp invites that will give players the opportunity to compete for roster spots during offseason workouts and training camp.
Thompson, 24, if a former fifth-round pick of the Giants back in 2015. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $2,508,864 and stands to make base salaries of $615,000 and $705,000 over the final two years of the agreement.
The Giants waived him with an injury designation during the preseason before later placing him on waivers. He worked out for the Raiders back in October but was not signed to a contract following the session.
In 2016, Thompson was limited to appearing in just one game before he was placed on season-ending injured reserve with a knee injury.
Skov, 27, signed on with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent out of Stanford back in 2014. He had a brief stint with the Buccaneers but has spent the majority of his NFL career on and off of the 49ers’ active roster.
San Francisco elected to cut Skov loose coming out the preseason last year before adding him to their practice squad at the start of the regular season.
The 49ers re-signed him to a contract this past August but he wound up being among their final roster cuts. The Saints signed him to their practice squad back in October.
In 2016, Skov appeared in nine games and recorded eight tackles for the 49ers before he was placed on injured reserve.