Saints Worked Out Three O-Linemen Including Derek Newton

     

The New Orleans Saints brought in OT Derek Newton, OT De’Ondre Wesley and G Isaiah Williams for tryouts on Monday, according to Howard Balzer.

Newton, 30, is a former seventh-round pick of the Texans back in 2011. He was entering the third year of his five-year, $26.5 million contract that includes $10 million guaranteed and set to make a base salary of $2.25 million for the 2017 season when the Texans released him.

In 2016, Newton appeared in six games for the Texans and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 47 offensive tackle out of 78 qualifying players.

Wesley, 26, originally signed on with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent out of BYU back in 2015. He spent his rookie season on the Ravens’ practice squad before returning to the on exclusive rights contracts each of the past two years.

After being waived by the Ravens at the start of the 2017 season, Wesley signed on to the Bills’ practice squad and returned to Buffalo on a futures contract this past January. He’s had stints on the Bills and Colts’ practice squads this year.

In 2015, Wesley appeared in six games for the Ravens.

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