Saints Worked Out Four DTs Including Phil Taylor

     

According to Howard Balzer, the New OrleansĀ Saints brought in four free agents for workouts this week, including Phillip Taylor and Michael Bennett.

The full list of tryouts for the Saints includes:

  1. DT Michael Bennett
  2. DT Sealver Siliga
  3. DT Phillip Taylor
  4. DT Jerel Worthy

Taylor, 30, is a former first-round pick by the Browns out of Baylor in the 2011 NFL Draft. He finished his four-year rookie contract with Cleveland and they elected to activate his fifth-year option.

However, he was released from the Browns with an injury settlement at the end of the 2015 preseason. The Broncos signed him as a free agent in February of 2016 but was released during the preseason.

He signed a futures contract with the Redskins in January of last year and played out his one-year contract with the team. He re-signed to a one-year, $790,000 contract with Washington, but was among their final roster cuts.

In 2014, Taylor appeared in five games before sustaining a season-ending injury and recorded 10 tackles, no sacks, and one pass defense.

Bennett, 25, is a former sixth-round pick of the Jaguars back in 2015. He was in the third year of his four-year, $2,418,700 contract and set to make a base salary of $705,000 for the 2018 season when the Jaguars waived him coming out of the preseason.

The Falcons signed him to a contract last month, but cut him loose to make room for OL Zane Beadles.

In 2017, Bennett was limited to appearing in just one game and recorded one tackle and a pass defense before being placed on injured reserve.

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